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Hubert H. Humphrey Award 

Nominations are now closed.



The Hubert H. Humphrey Award honors notable public service by a political scientist.

The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $1,000. 


Nomination Information

In order to be eligible for the award, nominees must have completed a Ph.D. in political science.

Hubert H. Humphrey Award Committee


Chair: Dr. Susan Herbst
University of Connecticut
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Dr. Bruce W. Jentleson
Duke University
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Professor Philippe Lagasse
University of Ottawa
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2019 Award Recipient 

humphrey award

Thomas E. Mann
is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Mann has taught at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of Virginia and American University; conducted polls for congressional candidates; worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service; chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies; and served as an expert witness in the constitutional defense of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. He lectures frequently in the United States and abroad on American politics and public policy and is also a regular contributor to newspaper stories and television and radio programs on politics and governance.



Year Recipient
2019 Thomas E. Mann, The Brookings Institution
2018 Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution
2017 Lloyd Axworthy, University of Manitoba
2016 Edward Dorn, University of Texas at Austin
2015 Beverly Scott
2014 Henry Cuellar, U.S. House of Representatives
2013 Susan E. Rice, Executive Office of the President
2012 Louis Fisher, The Constitution Project
2011 Michael Doyle, Columbia University
2010 General David Petraeus, Department of Defense
2009 Catherine McArdle Kelleher, University of Maryland, College Park
2008 Henry G. Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Executive Chairman of CityView
2007 Congressman David Obey, U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin
2006 William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution
2005 Richard Solomon, United States Institute of Peace
2004 David Dreier, U.S. House of Representatives, State of California
2003 Mark Hatfield, Former Senator, State of Oregon
2002 Parris N. Glendening, Governor of the State of Maryland
2001 Dennis Ross, Washington Near East Institute
2000 John Ruggie, Colubmia University and Assistant Secretary General, United Nations
1999 Marjorie Mowlam, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Britain
1998 Lee Herbert Hamilton, U.S. House of Representatives, State of Indiana
1997 Paul D. Wellstone, U.S. Senate, State of Minnesota
1996 Bruce C. Vladeck, Director, Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1995 Madeleine Albright, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
1994 Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services
1993 Richard E. Neustadt, Harvard University
1992 Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense
1991 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies C. Payne Lucas, Africare
1990 David E. Price, U.S. House of Representatives
1989 Brent Scowcroft, Special Assistant to the President, National Security Affairs
1988 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Georgetown University
1987 Max M. Kampelman, Head, U.S. Delegation, Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms
1986 No award given
1985 Robert C. Wood, Wesleyan University
1984 John Brademas, New York University
1983 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senate, State of New York