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- PhD alum Daniel Gillion publishes piece, "The Myth of the Silent Majority," in The Atlantic.
- Dept. of Political Science 2020 Commencement Ceremony posted
- Richard Fenno, a dear colleague, dies, April 21, 2020
- Alex Lee and PhD student Varun Karekurve-Ramachandra publish article on gender quotas in India
- Rochester PhD Lynn Vavreck elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Gretchen Helmke's article (with Levitsky) is most cited in Perspectives on Politics
- PhD alumnus Daniel Diermeier named Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
Recent PhD Placements
- Peter Bils — Vanderbilt University
- Zuheir Desai — Princeton University (post-doc) and IE School of Global and Public Affairs
- Andrea Morris — Washington University (post-doc)
- Olga Gasparyan— Hertie School of Governance (post-doc)
- Hans Leonard — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Justin Nicholson— Booz Allen Hamilton
- Rabia Malik — University of Essex
- Jeheung Ryu — Princeton University (post-doc)
- Sergio Ascensio Bonfil — University of New Mexico
- Chitralekha Basu — University of Cologne
- Emiel Awad — London School of Economics (post-doc)
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