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August 12, 2022

The Mershon Center is proud to announce the co-sponsorship of a graduate series with the Center for Historical Research on the topic of "Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and…

August 11, 2022

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies mourns the passing of longstanding research associate Richard F. Hamilton (January 18, 1930-June 15, 2022). A sociologist of mass politics,…

June 29, 2022

We are excited to welcome Christopher McKnight Nichols to the Mershon team as the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair of National Security Studies. Nichols joins us from Oregon State University, where,…

June 29, 2022

Mershon’s Comparative National Elections Project (CNEP) has been awarded the 2022 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba best dataset prize from the American Political Science Association’s Comparative…

June 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award has been granted to Jason Lyall for his book Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War (Princeton…

May 4, 2022

It has been a privilege to serve as director of the Mershon Center for the past four and a half years. The center has grown and changed immensely since I took on this role, and this feels like the…

April 15, 2022

Mershon Graduate Fellow Mariana Miguélez Gómez is a seventh-year PhD candidate in the department of political science and her research project is titled "The “Ethnic Card” and the Commodities Boom…

April 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Mershon Center’s new Programming and Research Leaders:  

Theodora Dragostinova (History) and Eric Schoon (Sociology) Thematic area: Peripheries and…
March 29, 2022

Dorothy Noyes, an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and professor of comparative studies, has been named director of the Mershon Center for International…