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Harold D. Lasswell Award

The Harold D. Lasswell prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of public policy.  The award is co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization.  It carries a prize of $1,000.

The deadline for submissions has passed. 

List of All Harold D. Lasswell Award Recipients

2018 Award Committee
Chair: Jacob Hacker
Yale University
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William Gormley
Georgetown University
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Jennifer Kavanagh
RAND Corporation
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