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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.

Submit a nomination for the 2019 award here.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

List of All Harold D. Lasswell Award Recipients

2019 Award Committee

Chair: Kristin Goss
Duke University
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Matt Levendusky
University of Pennsylvania
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Brent Steel
Oregon State University
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