2022 Government Accomplishments

Some books that were published in 2022:

  • The Founding of Modern States, by Richard Bensel.  Find it here.
  • Allied Air Attached and Civilian Harm in Italy, 1940-1945, by Matthew Evangelista.  Find it here and read about it here.
  • Uncertainty and Its Discontents: Worldviews in World Politics, edited by Peter Katzenstein.  Find it here.
  • The Downfall of the American Order? edited by Peter Katzenstein and Jonathan Kirshner.  Find it here.
  • To Think and Act Differently, edited by Alexander Livingston.  Find it here and read about it here.
  • Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID, edited by Thomas Pepinsky, et al.  Find it here.
  • Democratic Backsliding in Africa? Autocratization, Resilience, and Contention, Edited by Nicolas van de Walle, et al.  Find it here.
  • Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID, edited by Thomas Pepinsky, et al.  Find it here.


Some articles that appeared in 2022:

  • “Climate Cascades: IOs and the Prioritization of Climate Action,” By Richard Clark, et al. Read it here.
  • “The World Bank and IMF Say They’ll Do More to Address Climate Change,” Analysis by Richard Clark, et al.  Find it here.
  • “Reforming Global Governance: Power, Alliance, and Institutional Performance,” By Richard Clark, et al.  Read it here.
  • “At What Cost? Power, Payments, and Public Approval of IOs,” By Richard Clark, et al.  Read it here.
  • “Policy Threat, Partisanship, and the Case of the Affordable Care Act,” By Suzanne Mettler, et al.  Read it here.
  • “Protest Participation and Attitude Change: Evidence from Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution,” by Bryn Rosenfeld, et al.  Find it here.
  • “Survey Research in Russia: In the Shadow of War,” by Bryn Rosenfeld.  Find it here.
  • “Independent Media Under Pressure: Evidence from Russia,” by Bryn Rosenfeld, et al.  Find it here.
  • “Trust in Religious Leaders and Voluntary Compliance: Lessons from Social Distancing during COVID-19 in Central Asia,” by Anil Menon, et al. Read it here.
  • "The Political Legacy of Forced Migration: Evidence from Post-WWII Germany,” Anil Menon, et al.  Read it here.
  • (In) Equities in directed self-placement,” Anil Menon, et al.  Read it here.
  • “How do Filipinos Remember Their History? A Descriptive Account of Filipino Historical Memory,” Anil Menon, et al.
  • “Continuity, History, and Identity: Why Bongbong Marcos Won the 2022 Philippine Presidential Elections,” Anil Menon, et al.


Some awards, grants, labs, appointments:

  • Alex Blackman was awarded an Affinito-Stewart Grant by the President’s Council of Cornell Women.  Read about it here.
  • Jamila Michener was named one of Vox’s “Future Perfect 50” "scientists, thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists building a more perfect future" and featured in a related Vox piece.  Read the article here.
  • Bryn Rosenfeld’s book titled The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy, won three book prizes.  Read about them here, here, and here.
  • Bryn Rosenfeld’s article “State Dependency and the Limits of Middle Class Support for Democracy,”  won the 2022 Frances Rosenbluth prize for best paper published in the journal in the past year.
  • Bryn Rosenfeld was awarded the Principal Investigator grant – 2021-2023.
  • Nicolas van de Walle won the Distinguished Africanist Award of the African Politics Conference Group of APSA.
  • Begüm Adalet won an International Cornell Curriculum Grant and Global Research grant.  Read about it here and here.
  • Oumar Ba won a Global Research Grant.  Read about it here.
  • Richard Clark was awarded the Cornell Center for the Social Sciences Research Grant; Charles Koch Foundation U.S. Foreign Policy Research Grant; Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Rapid Response Fund Grant; Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Global Public Voices Faculty Fellowship.
  • Sarah Kreps won a Global Research Grant.  Read about it here.
  • Isabel Perera has won: LIEPP International Scholarship in Policy Evaluation; Cornell-King’s Global Strategic Collaboration Award; Institute for European Studies Research Pod Grant; Max Weber Fellowship, European University Institute; and IMèRA Fellowship, French Institutes for Advanced Study.
  • Ken Roberts and Rachel Riedl are co-PI’s on a research grant from the U.S.A.I.D./NORD – University of Chicago on "Opening Democratic Spaces.”
  • Sabrina Karim, Gender and Security Sector Lab.  Read about it here.
  • Two of our professors have been honored as endowed professors.  Jessica Chen Weiss, Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asian-Pacific Studies and Jason Frank, John L. Senior Professor, Department of Government.  Read about it here.
  • Peter Katzenstein’s appointment as a Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin was extended to 2027. 
  • Suzanne Mettler is the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance in the Library of Congress, during the Spring 2023 semester.


Some government student successes:

  • Jacob Harris was selected as 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
  • Tessy Schlosser was featured in a Student Spotlight.  Read it here.  Tessy was also awarded a Travel Grant.  Read about it here
  • Alexia Alkadi-Barbaro was a recipient of the Zhu Family Graduate Fellowships.  Read about it here.
  • Angie Torres-Beltran was featured in a Student Spotlight.  Read about it here.
  • Zinab Attai was presented with a Social Justice Award at the Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards.  Read about it here.
  • Two Government Undergrads were chosen as Laidlaw scholars.  Read about it here.

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