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8/25/2015 - UW-Madison was one of seven U.S. universities to receive grants from the European Union totaling $267,000 to establish a Center of Excellence. The Center will be headed by the recipient of the new "Jean Monnet Chair," Nils Ringe. Congratulations Nils!
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8/19/2015 - Gina Sapiro, former chair and long-time Badger, was recently honored for her eight years as Dean at Boston University by the Boston City Council which designated July 31 as "Dean Virginia Sapiro Day." Congratulations Gina!
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8/04/2015 - Professor Noam Lupu's article, "Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America," World Politics (October 2014) is the recipient of the 2015 Alexander George Award from the APSA's Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section. The award recognizes the best paper in the development or application of qualitative methods.
7/16/2015 - Ryan Powers and Professor Jon Pevehouse wrote an article for Monkey Cage
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7/14/2015 - Professors Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer along with Don Moynihan from LaFollette won the State Politics and Policy Best Journal Article Award from the American Political Science Association.
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5/4/2015 - American Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/6/2015 - The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
6:30 PM Law School Room 2260
5/7/2015 - Comparative Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/8/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/15/2015 - Political Science Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
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Jonathan Renshon. Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)   
Rikhil Bhavnani. 2015. "The Effects of Malapportionment in Parliamentary Systems: Subnational Evidence from India." British Journal of Political Science forthcoming.   
Andrew Kydd “Pulling the Plug: Can There be a Deal with China on Korean Unification,” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 63-77 (Summer 2015).   
Andrew Kydd International Relations Theory: The Game Theoretic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2015.   
Jonathan Renshon , Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders (2015) International Organization 69/3: 659-695.    
Jonathan Renshon, Gary D. Sherman, Jennifer S. Lerner, Robert A. Josephs & James J. Gross. The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol is Associated with Status Attainment in Male Executives (in press at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology).   
Scott Gehlbach, John S. Earle “The Productivity Consequences of Political Turnover.” American Journal of Political Science. 59(3):708-723.   
Noam Lupu, Nicholas Carnes "What Good is a College Degree? Education and Leader Quality Reconsidered," Journal of Politics (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Political Parties and Party Systems," in Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, edited by Jennifer Gandhi and Ruben Ruiz-Rufino. London: Routledge, pp. 128-44 (2015).
Noam Lupu "Building Party Brands in Argentina and Brazil," in Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, edited by Jorge Dominguez, Steven Levitsky, James Loxton, and Brandon Van Dyck. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Partisanship in Latin America," in The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts, edited by Ryan E. Carlin, Matthew M. Singer, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 226-45 (2015).
Scott Straus Making and Unmaking Nations:  War, Leadership and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell University Press, 2015) discussed in New Books in Political Science.
http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/ http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/2015/06/09/scott-straus-making-and-unmaking-nations-war-leadership-and-genocide-in-modern-africa-cornell-university-press-2015/