Samuel Ransley of the University of Maine won the Prize for his paper entitled “Mechanisms of Totalitarian Development.”
Nadine Y. Al Annabi won the Prize for her paper entitled “Comparative Analysis of America’s and Germany’s Higher Education Systems.”
Both papers will be published in the summer of 2023.
Samuel Ransley is a senior at the University of Maine, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. He is scheduled to graduate in May, 2023. His winning paper examines the works of Hannah Arendt and George Orwell with the goal of explaining the factors leading to the development of totalitrianism.
Nadine Al Annabi graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY in December 2022. Her major was Political Science (honors) with a minor in English. Her winning paper compares the higher education systems in Germany and the United States with the aim of understanding the variables that may be associated with establishment of universal tuition-free college education.
In addition to the Prize recipients, the Selection Committee awarded Honorable Mention recognition to Aidan Harn-Flood of Santa Clara University. Mr. Harn-Flood’s paper is entitled “Synthetic and Segregated: Political Effects of Nationalism in South Africa and China.”
‘Have you been thinking that you might want to apply for the Lamb Prize? If so, there is good advice from past winners in a series of short videos. You can access the videos from the Past Recipients Page.
There is new advice and a unique perspective in the new video by the 2021 winner, Andrew Steinberg. He discusses his experience preparing his application for the Prize. Andrew also talks about how the Prize is a practical step in pursuing his deep interest in the deported veterans of the U.S. military.
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Andrew Steinberg of Brown University is the winner of the 2021 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science. His winning paper, entitled “No Home for the Brave: Understanding America’s Veteran Deportation System,” discusses the complex legal system affecting the status of immigrant members and veterans of the U.S. military. The system, which has developed over several decades, prevents them from achieving citizenship, avoiding deportation, and accessing proper healthcare.
The 2021 Honorable Mention Award for the Lamb Prize has been presented to Andrew Hinckley of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Mr. Hinckley’s award-winning paper is entitled “Ending Partisan Gerrymandering.” His application was sponsored by Professor Richard Holtzman, who wrote, “Andrew is an excellent writer and critical, analytical thinker.”
Sandra Carrillo Rodriguez of Idaho State University has won the 2020 Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science. She becomes the sixth recipient of the Prize. Her winning paper seeks to understand how perceived discrimination and partisanship influences Latina/o/x linked fate. “Linked fate” refers to the belief that individual fates are connected to those of someone’s racial or ethnic group. Continue reading →
Paul F. Weisser of St. Vincent College Has Been Selected for the 2019 Prize
The Lamb Prize is pleased to announce Paul F. Weisser as its winner for 2019. Mr. Weisser, a junior majoring in Politics at Saint Vincent College, is the fifthundergraduate to win the Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science. Continue reading →
Zachariah A. Levitan of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY has been awarded the 2018 Lamb Prize, becoming the fourth undergraduate to win this coveted award.The prize, worth $1,000, plus travel expenses and a one-year membership in the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) marks a career milestone for Mr. Levitan. The paper has been published by Negotiation Guidance Associates and may be found at “Levitan Paper.“