John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies


I have published eight books. "The Democratic Wish" was a New York Times Notable Book and won the APSA's Kammerer Award. "Hellfire Nation" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and --I love this juxtaposition-- was the subject of a Playboy interview and named a top ten book of 2003 by Christianity Today. My latest book, The Heart of Power was published in July 2009. I've published over 130 articles and essays including regular contributions to The American Prospect and The London Review of Books and occasional op eds. in the New York Times. My very favorite essay draws political lessons from Harry Potter. I've testified before Congress numerous times -- most recently during the orientation for newly elected members in January 2009. Of all my awards, I am proudest of the Hazeltine Citations for teaching voted by the Brown Classes of 1993, 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008.

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