The Carnegie Corporation of New York has named its second class of 2001 Carnegie Scholars. The fellowships were awarded to sixteen leading researchers in recognition of their innovative scholarship in areas of interest to the Corporation, including education and campaign finance reform, widening global income gaps, the dangers of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, conflict resolution, and international development.
The sixteen fellows are: Robert Bates (Harvard University), Diane Davis (New School University), Georgi Derlugian (Northwestern University), Laura Donohue (Harvard University), Jeff Faux (Economic Policy Institute), Benjamin Highton (University of California, Davis), Donald Horowitz (Duke University), James Jonah (City University of New York), James Monson (Carleton College), Dani Rodrik (Harvard University), Rogers Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Nina Tannenwald (Brown University), Brian Taylor (University of Oklahoma), Sharon Weiner (Princeton University), and Amy Stuart Wells (University of California, Los Angeles). Each fellow will receive up to $100,000 over the next two years to pursue their research.
"We want to encourage and support scholars of vision who ask the tough questions, analyze the intractable problems facing the country and the world and seek to find new ways of stimulating positive social change that advance our goals," said Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian. "We believe individual scholarship is an important asset in our democratic process where new policy solutions must be supported by credible research and analysis."
For a complete list of the 2001 Carnegie Scholars and descriptions of their projects, visit the Carnegie Corporation Web site at: http://www.carnegie.org/sub/news/vision.html.