CDDRL affiliates receive prestigious Carnegie fellowships

CDDRL is pleased to announce that several affiliates have been awarded the prestigious Andew Carnegie Fellowship for 2016. The fellowship will provide 33 preeminent scholars and thinkers the opportunity to advance their research in the social sciences and humanities with total awards reaching $6.6 million. Each award recipient will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of one to two years of scholarly research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges to U.S. democracy and international order.

CDDRL-affiliated recipients include:

Mark Massoud, Assistant Professor of Politics and Legal Studies, UCSC; former CDDRL postdoctoral fellow (2008-2009). Research project title: "Human Rights and Islamic States: Can Religion Rebuild the Rule of Law After War?"

Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; researcher for CDDRL's Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective. Research project title: "The Campaign of the Future."

Landry Signe, Professor of Political Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA); former CDDRL postdoctoral fellow (2011-2013). Research project title: "Why African Nations Fail and How to Fix It: The Political Economy of Economic Growth and Democratic Development."

Launched in 2000, the fellowship program supports both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors whose work distills knowledge, enriches culture, and equips leaders in the realms of education, law, technology, business, and public policy. For more information about the fellowship program and the other recipients, please click here