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AAPSS Inducts Five New Fellows, Awards 2016 Moynihan Prize

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The Academy’s 2016 annual gala dinner was held on the evening of May 12, at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  At the dinner, the Academy inducted five new fellows in to the Academy: Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, James Heckman of the University of Chicago, Sherman James of Emory University, Tom Sugrue of New York University, and Philip Tetlock of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Economist Esther Duflo was introduced by AAPSS Fellow and Board member Greg Duncan…


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“They’ve Managed to Bridge—Even Transcend—Partisan Divides”

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) is pleased to announce social policy experts Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill as the winners of the 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. Each year, the Moynihan Prize is given to a leading policy-maker, social scientist, or public intellectual whose career demonstrates the value of using social science evidence to advance the public good.

“The Academy proudly recognizes Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill as…

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The Annals

Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America

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Special Editors: Christopher Wildeman, Sara Wakefield, and Hedwig Lee


More than 30 years after President Reagan declared a war on drugs and more than 20 years after President Clinton declared a war on lawlessness, President Obama is describing our criminal justice system as broken—plagued by overaggressive policing, prison overcrowding, and abominable conditions for inmates. He has also characterized the…

The Great Experiment: Realigning Criminal Justice in California and Beyond

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Special Editors: Charis Kubrin and Carroll Seron

Last year, President Obama became the first sitting president in American history to step inside a federal prison, visiting the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside of Oklahoma City. His visit highlighted the growing bipartisan support for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, which houses nearly 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated…

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