Hoover Institution Announces 2010–11 National Fellows

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
National Fellows for the 2010–11 academic year
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National Fellows for the 2010–11 academic year
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Stanford Visual Arts

STANFORD — John Raisian, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director at the Hoover Institution, has announced the recipients of the annual postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows Program for the 2010–11 academic year.

Recognized as one of the preeminent fellowships in the United States, the program has awarded nearly 500 fellowships during its 39 years. The national fellows use the time away from teaching to advance their professional careers by completing an original and significant research project at the Hoover Institution.

The program is administered by Hoover deputy director David Brady, Davies Family Senior Fellow, assisted by program coordinator Cheryl Weissbart.

The 2010–11 fellows, academic affiliations and topics are

Colonel Chuji Ando
Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)
Ando will write on “The Future of Security Frameworks in the Asia Pacific Region” and “Relationships with a Rising China” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 27, 2010, through June 7, 2011.

Christophe Crombez
Department of Business and Economics, University of Leuven
Crombez will write on “Trade Policy, Interest Groups, and Transatlantic Relations” during his fellowship. His nonresidency fellowship runs from September 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011.

Rob Fleck
Department of Economics, Montana State University
Fleck will write on “Institutions, Policy, and Economic Outcomes: Lessons from the New Deal” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 1, 2010, through August 5, 2011.

Catherine Hafer
Department of Politics, New York University
Hafer will write on “Negotiated Settlements and Third-Party Interventions in Ongoing Conflicts” during her fellowship. Her residency dates are July 15, 2010, through July 15, 2011.

Elizabeth “Lisa” Cobbs Hoffman
Department of History, San Diego State University
Hoffman will write on “Experimental Republic: The United States and the Trends of World Order since 1648” during her fellowship. Her residency dates are September 1, 2010, though May 31, 2010.

Stephen Kotkin
Department of History, Princeton University
Kotkin will write on “Stalin’s World: Understanding Dictatorship” during his fellowship. His residency dates are January 2011 and June 1, 2011, through August 31, 2011.

Dimitri Landa
Department of Politics, New York University
Landa will write on “The Wages of Incompetence: Policy Expertise and Agents’ Incentives in Argumentation to the Principals” during his fellowship. His residency dates are July 15, 2010, through July 15, 2011.

Jeffrey Lax
Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Lax will write on “Politics of Legal Doctrine” and “Democratic Responsiveness” during his fellowship. His residency dates are August 2, 2010, through December 17, 2010.

Scott Littlefield
Department of Political Science, University of Cambridge
Littlefield will write on “Russian and Venezuelan Energy Policy: Regional Influence and Domestic Politics” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011.

James “JJ” Prescott
Department of Law, University of Michigan
Prescott will write on “The Role of the Prosecutor in Criminal Justice Outcomes” during his fellowship. His residency dates are March 7, 2011, through June 16, 2011.

Jonathan Rodden
Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Rodden will write on "The Origins of Federations" during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 2, 2010, through May 31, 2011.

Alberto Simpser
Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Simpser will write on “More Than Winning: The Strategic Logic of Electoral Manipulation” during his fellowship. His residency dates are January 3, 2011, through March 31, 2011.

Yuri Slezkine
Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Slezkine will write on “Moscow’s House of Government” during his fellowship. His residency, begun in 2009, has been extended to December 17, 2011.

Bruce Thornton
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, California State University, Fresno
Thornton will write on “The Anatomy of Appeasement: From Ancient Greece to the War on Terror” during his fellowship. His residency dates are June 13, 2011, through August 31, 2011.

Michael Tomz
Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Tomz will write on “Foreign Direct Investment, Democracy, and Peace” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011.

Laura Veldkamp
Department of Economics, New York University, Stern School of Business
Veldkamp will write on “Information Choice in Macroeconomics and Finance” during her fellowship. Her residency dates are September 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011.