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The 2016 Weitsman Graduate Student Paper Award has been given jointly to Mark Bell and Amanda Rothschild, both research fellows with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program (ISP). Bell won for his paper Beyond Emboldenment: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on State Foreign Policy.Rothschild was selected for her paper, Tipping Theory: Origins of Great Britain’s Suppression of the Slave Trade and Implications for Today’s Collective Action Problems.


Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy and member of the Center’s board of directors, and Farah Pandith, senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, have been named to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). HSAC includes experts from government, emergency, and first responder communities.  Kayyem is a former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Pandith was the first special representative to Muslim communities for the U.S. Department of State.


Anita Gohdes, joint ISP/WAPPP research fellow, has been awarded the German Dissertation Prize for the Social Sciences for the best dissertation in Germany in the Social Sciences. Her dissertation title is Repression in the Digital Age: Communication Technology and the Politics of State Violence.


Paul Staniland, assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago and former research fellow with the Center’s International Security Program, won the Peter Katzenstein Book Prize for Outstanding First Book in International Relations: Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse.


Ben Heineman, senior fellow with the Belfer Center, has been selected as a member of the Presidents’ Circle of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Heineman is the former senior vice president for Law and Public Affairs with General Electric.


Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve and member of the Center’s International Council, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Toronto for taking action to end the high levels of inflation seen in the United States during the 1970s and 1980s.

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