The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize was created by the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2007 to honor the work of one of its distinguished fellows, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who had a uniquely substantial influence over social policy and social science in the 20th century. The prize recognizes social scientists, public officials, and civic leaders who champion the use of informed judgment to advance the public good. In 2013, the AAPSS began hosting an annual public lecture given by that year’s winner on a topic of their choosing. Delivered in Washington, DC, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on Social Science and Public Policy is an opportunity for some of the nation’s most influential public intellectuals to speak out about the world’s pressing challenges.
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The AAPSS welcomes donations that are given in support of the Moynihan Prize initiative. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to support both the annual lecture and the AAPSS’s long-term interests with the Moynihan Prize: promoting application of the social sciences to policymaking and shepherding a public discourse that is informed by evidence and reasoned judgement.