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Congratulations to Professor Erin Chung Awarded 5-year grant-Academy of Korean Studies

Professor Erin Chung and her research team (consisting of 7 scholars in the U.S. and Australia) have been awarded a 5-year grant for US$1.3 million from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) for a lab project on “Local Agency and National Responses to Globalization: The South Korean Case in Comparative, Transnational, and Diasporic Perspective.” This […]


Job Posting – Open Rank

The Department of Political Science and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seek nominations and applications of interest to appoint three or more distinguished scholars to establish a cluster of excellence in research and teaching on the challenges of contemporary democracy. We are especially interested in colleagues with an established record […]


Joel Grossman, Emeritus Professor passed away on June 2, 2018

This news was sent by Dean Wendland: June 5, 2018 Dear Krieger School Faculty and Staff, I write to share the sad news that Joel Grossman, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Academy Professor, died on June 2, 2018, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 81. A renowned scholar of courts and the […]


Scientific Cosmology and International Orders

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Scientific Cosmology and International Orders shows how scientific ideas have transformed international politics since 1550. Allan argues that cosmological concepts arising from Western science made possible the shift from a sixteenth century order premised upon divine providence to the present order centred on economic growth. As states and other international associations used scientific ideas to […]


Sarah E. Parkinson and Meaghan Charlton awarded Practical Ethics Research Grant

JHU Berman Institute for Bioethics Exploration of Practical Ethics Research Grant The Ethics of Preparedness in Humanitarian Disasters Principal Investigator: Sarah E. Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Co-Investigator: Meaghan Charlton, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences […]


Welcome New Faculty

Dr. Vesla Weaver Vesla Mae Weaver (Phd, Harvard, Government and Social Policy) is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and a 2016-17 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and […]


Congratulations Zach Reyna

Congratulations to Zach Reyna who is the recipient of the Foundations of Political Theory Best Paper Award. The award, given by the Foundations of Political Theory Section of APSA, recognizes the best paper presented on a Foundations panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.


Congratulations Sally Lawton

Congratulations to Sally Lawton on being named a Norton Long Scholar by the Urban Politics Section of APSA. The Norton Long Young Scholars Award is given to individuals completing their PhD (or within 3 years of earning their degree) who have submitted a paper proposal to the 2017 APSA meeting.