2019 Award Recipient
is an Assistant Professor in the Government and International Affairs program at Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs. Professor Levinson earned his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2017. In the 2017-18 academic year, he was the Stanley Kaplan Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College. He is also a former Research Fellow in the International Security Program of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked in the information technology industry designing and programming large-scale databases. He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s in English Literature, where he also performed in musicals with two future Tony Award winners and the Mayor of Los Angeles. His research and teaching interests center on U.S. Foreign Policy, the presidency, civil society, and information warfare. He is working on a book project, The Credibility Cartel
, based on his dissertation.