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Politics and International Relations Honors students, faculty and staff celebrate at the NYU Torch Club after our annual Thesis Day, held this year on April 1. A total of 35 seniors presented their original research in a day-long academic symposium. Visit our websites for more information about our Honors programs in Politics and International Relations.


  • Prof. Patrick Egan has published new research in Nature on how pleasant weather may sending the wrong signal on climate change. He's also written an op-ed on these findings in the New York Times.
  • The Economist's Special Report on Technology and Politics mentions the SMaPP Lab's research and the Report's sources include several papers and articles from the Lab and its members.
  • The Politics Department is offering undergraduate classes in Summer 2016. A schedule of courses may be found here.
  • There is a nice article up of The Monkey Cage (a Washington Post blog co-authored by Prof. Joshua Tucker) and its history in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Alexandra Siegel (3rd year Ph.D. student in Politics) has a great new post at The Monkey Cage featuring her SMaPP lab research and a report she wrote on it for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • One of the SMaPP laboratory articles has made an end of the year top 10 list on Nieman Lab at Harvard.
  • Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa for his contribution to the field of international relations and to the study of war and peace.
  • Prof. David Stasavage has been named as a Julius Silver Professor in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of political science.
  • Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been named the recipient of the 2016 Susan Strange Award from the International Studies Association.
  • Member of NYU's Social Media and Political Participation Lab have a new paper published in Psychological Science on political polarization on Twitter.  Read the abstract here.
  • Drew Dimmery won the John Williams Prize from the Society for Political Methodology for the best dissertation prospectus submitted in Academic Year 2014-15.
  • Prof. David Stasavage won the Michael Wallerstein Prize from the American Political Science Association for his paper "Was Weber Right? The Role of Urban Autonomy in Europe's Rise".
  • Prof. David Stasavage was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Prof. Patrick Egan is featured on CSPAN's BookTV to discuss his book Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics.  Watch the interview here.
  • Prof. Anna Harvey is also featured on CSPAN's BookTV to discuss her book A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy.  Watch the interview here.