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Political Science Ph.D. Wins National Public Policy Dissertation Award

February 09, 2016, Aaron Smith

Michael Hartney

Michael Hartney, who earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Notre Dame in 2014, has won the American Political Science Association’s Harold D. Lasswell Award—given annually to the best dissertation in the field of public policy. Hartney, whose research focuses on how politics shape educational opportunity, also won the Notre Dame’s Shaheen Award for the best graduate student in the social sciences.

New Political Science Faculty Expand Department’s International Profile

January 28, 2016, Tom Lange

Karrie Koesel and Susanne Wengle

As students read news about China’s turbulent economy or about Russia flexing political muscle, two new professors in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science can provide them with context about what’s happening. Associate Professor Karrie Koesel and Assistant Professor Susanne Wengle have both lived in Russia and studied its culture and politics for years. Koesel has also worked and researched in China. The two new faculty members expand the breadth of Notre Dame’s international research and scholarship in political science.

Upcoming Events

Senior Thesis Reception 2016

Fri Apr 8, 2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM • O'Shaughnessy Great Hall • Calendars: Main

Dean John McGreevy will honor the accomplishments of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters by hosting a reception for students completing a senior thesis project, as well as their thesis advisers or mentors.