Michael Doyle Recipient of Award by American Political Science Association


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New York, August 6, 2009Michael Doyle, the Harold Brown Professor of International and Public Affairs, has been named the 2009 recipient of the Charles E. Merriam Award given by the American Political Science Association.
The biennial award is given to a person whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to understanding government through the application of social science research, according to the association.
Doyle will be given the award, which carries a $500 prize, at the association’s annual awards luncheon and ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 3.
Doyle, who also teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, is a leading expert on international security and international organizations. He will teach a course this fall at the Law School on Global Constitutionalism, which will compare a variety of proposals that have been advanced to promote world order.
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