Departmental Awards

Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Senior Achievement

The Francis R. Aumann Award is presented to the best all-around senior students in political science. This award was established by alumni, friends, and associates of Dr. Aumann, professor emeritus, as a way of rewarding scholastic excellence and promoting the academic goals of the department. The winners receive $500. 

2018 Award Recipients:

Hayden Hanson

Carla Gracia

Chris Hollenbeck

 

Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Junior Achievement

The Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Junior Achievement is presented to the best all-around third-year students in political science. The winners receive $500. 

2018 Award Recipients: 

TBA

 

 

 

Lawrence J.R. Herson Award for Academic Excellence

The Herson Award recognizes those seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and are graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The award is named in honor of one of our most distinguished emeritus faculty, Lawrence J.R. Herson, a long-time member of the department who served as Department Chair and went on to become Dean of the College. The winners receive $250.

2018 Recipients: 

Kasey Powers

Derek Whiddon

Zacharly Lippman

Matthew Moretto

Katherine Wislocki

 

William Jennings Bryan Prize for Best Paper in American Politics and Political Theory

This award was established by Mr. Bryan in 1898 and is given for the best papers written for a course in the field of American Politics and Political Theory. The winners receive $250.

2018 RecipientS:

Henry Wu, "Locke, Hobbes, and Rosseau on the Limits of Political Obligation"

John Ganger, "The Destruction of Culture and Radical Evil and Hope"

 

Jacobina Aman Award for Best Paper in Comparative Politics and International Relations

This award was established in 1959 with a bequest from Katherine A. Siebert in memory of her mother, Jacobina Aman, and is given for the best paper written for a course in the field of International Relations or Comparative Politics. The winners receive $250. 

2018 Recipients:

Emily Lipstraw, “Pharmaceutical Drug Approval Processes: The United States vs. Germany”

Ricardo Madrid¸ “Neoliberalism Unascertained: Absolute, and Widespread Gains for the Lower & Middle Classes in Latin America”

Honorable Mention:  Peyton Batiato, “Human Trafficking”

 

Henry R. Spencer Award for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis in Political Science

2018 Recipient: 

Awardee Hyeji Kim

Honorable Mention: Sjors Verhaak

 

 

 

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