Department of Political Science
at boston college
Student Award Recipients, 2016
2016 Behrakis Essay Prize in Classical Political Thought Timothy McCranor
Mary A. and Katherine G. Finneran Commencement Award - The highest award in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.
Donald S. Carlisle Award
Edward H. Finnegan, S.J. Memorial Award
Recipient of the 2015 Truman Scholarship
Fulbright Grant Awards
Richard Balagtas: Research Grant to the Phillipines
Sophia Marseille: English Teaching Grant to S. Africa
Willow Sommer: English Teaching Grant to Germany
Dean’s Scholars Class of 2017
Yi Peng Liu
Dean’s Scholars Class of 2018
Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed homophobia and ISIS in relation to the shooting in Orlando on NECN "The Take" (segment begins at 4:38).
The voices heard in American politics are creating a vicious circle in which economic inequality begets political inequality which, in turn, furthers economic inequality, writes Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman. The Hill
How do attitudes that persist even when misinformation has been corrected affect candidates? BC political scientist Emily Thorson explains her research in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Books published recently by department faculty:
The Philippines: An Asiatic and Catholic Archipelago by Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. Jescom.
Kant’s Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide, edited by Susan Meld Shell and Richard Velkley. Cambridge University Press.
The Challenge of Rousseau, edited by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly. Cambridge University Press.
The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline, by Dennis Hale. University Press of Kansas.
Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, by Jennifer L. Erickson. Columbia University Press.
China in the Era of Xi Jinping: Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges, by Robert Ross.
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