The Department of Government
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2018 William Jennings Bryan Prize Winner- George Elliott Morris

Wed, May 16, 2018
2018 William Jennings Bryan Prize Winner- George Elliott Morris
George Morris

The winner of the 2018 William Jennings Bryan Prize in Government has been announced. Established in 1898 with $250, the gift is the university’s very first endowment. The endowment allows the Department of Government to recognize the top thesis in each year’s Honors class. The 2018 winner is George Elliott Morris, whose thesis title is The Role of Policy Preferences in Mass Belief Systems: How Much Do They Matter, and What Matters When They Don’t? Bethany Albertson supervised the thesis.

Congratulation to this year’s entire class of Undergraduate Honors Students! The students, their theses, and faculty advisors are:

Feiruz Deres “Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies in East Africa: The Cases of Kenya and Ethiopia” (Advisor:  Dr. Lawrence Graham)

Tamar Farchy “Why Do Countries Apologize?  Contrition and Historical Memory in International Politics” (Advisor:  Dr. Patricia Maclachlan)

Abigail Griffin “Cooperation Between Adversaries:  The United States and Russia’s Joint Effort Against the Islamic State in Syria” (Advisor:  Dr. Scott Wolford)

Luis Mijares “Determining U.S. Tariff Rates” (Advisor:  Dr. Rachel Welhausen)

George Elliott Morris “The Role of Policy Preferences in Mass Belief Systems: How Much Do They Matter, and What Matters When They Don’t?” (Advisor: Dr. Bethany Albertson)

Zachary Parrott “Analysis of Dimension Expansion in Spatial Models of American Voter Choice” (Advisor:  Dr. Stephen Jessee)

Karishma Reddy “Tourism, Terrorism and Government Response” (Advisor:  Dr. Ami Pedahzur)

Isabel Reyna “Congressional Giant-Killers: The Legislative Consequences of Beating an Incumbent” (Advisor:  Dr. Sean Theriault)

Jacob Soto “Implementation:  Or, How Two Cities in Michigan Help Illustrate the Problem with Paying Too Much Attention” (Advisor:  Dr. Bryan Jones)

Ashley Vaughan “The Declining Abortion Rate:  How Pregnancy Resource Centers have Changed the Landscape” (Advisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Abramson)

Katrina Wilkinson “What Happens When Women Lose? A Look at the Effects of Losing Female Candidates on Female Political Attitudes and Behaviors” (Advisor: Dr. Bethany Albertson)

 

Senior Lecturer John McIver directs the Government Honors Program.

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