The 2009 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize was presented to David Ellwood, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, at a dinner ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, DC on May 7, 2009.
Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. on David Ellwood: “A distinguished record of scholarship, service and strengthening the quality of government leadership”
"David Ellwood’s work exemplifies that rare combination of outstanding scholarship and dedicated public service that the Moynihan Prize was created to recognize.
"Daniel Patrick Moynihan represented, to my eyes, the best in public service. I think of Daniel Patrick Moynihan as a magnificent thinker, larger than life.
"It amuses me every time I read that some of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s critics dismiss the importance of his scholarly work—arguing that he rarely published in peer-review journals, that his [...]
In this moment when we are witness to the breakdown of systems financial and social in which so many had such faith, we might remember with a smile and even some mischief the words of Winston [...]
I want to talk about economics and public policy and, in particular, to develop a paradox—which, Webster reminds, us is an apparent contradiction, not an actual contradiction.
If there is an afterlife, I hope that Professor Lasswell has a sense of humor. Those of us in the rational choice school operate with a minimalist conception of human psychology (our critics say [...]
It is a real pleasure to have the honor of being the Theodore Roosevelt Fellow of the American Academy. I do not know how you chose who got which titles, but it seems to be particularly [...]
Thorsten Sellin was a long-term editor of The Annals of the AAPSS and a criminologist who did the first empirical studies of the death penalty.