Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Applebaum Award!
First Prize: Max L.B. Cook (Morse College, History) - "Influence and Effectiveness in the Years of Upheaval: Winston Lord and the Policy Planning Staff from 1973 to 1977"
Second Prize (tie): Jonathan C. Esty (Davenport College, History) - "Kissinger’s Strategy in the Iraqi Kurdish Rebellion of 1972-75: False Start or Foundation of American-Kurdish Partnership?"
Second prize (tie): Sarah D. Kim (Jonathan Edwards College, History) - "Of a Healthy Constitution: Socialized Medicine Between the Triumphs of Social Security and Medicare"
Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, is a senior counsel, specializing in international trade and antitrust law, with the Washington firm of Covington & Burling LLP and a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Alumni Magazine board.
2016 (first prize):Colleen Flynn, Timothy Dwight College
Treading the Path of Least Resistance: FDA's Regulation of the Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture, 1970-2015
2016 (second prize, tie):Devon Geyelin, Trumbull College
The Re-Recruit: A Family History of American Media and the CIA in the First Decades of the Cold War
2016 (second prize, tie): Julie Lowenstein, Trumbull College
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Soviet-Afghan War: A Revisionist History
2015 (first prize): Anirudh Sivaram, Calhoun College.
The President’s Wartime Detention Authority: What History Teaches Us.
2015 (second prize): Anna "Nina" Russell, Timothy Dwight College.
Moving the Needle: How Transparency Could Lower Costs and Improve Quality in United States Hospitals.
2014: Nicole Hobbs, Ezra Stiles College.
The UN and the Congo Crisis of 1960.
2013: Tom Stanley-Becker, Calhoun College.
Strange Bedfellows: Business, Labor, Guest Workers, and Immigration Reform in the United States, 1986-2013.
2012 (first prize): Conor Crawford, Calhoun College.
"Missionaries of Ordered Liberty": U.S. Colonial Sponsorship of Self-Government in the Wake of the Spanish-American War, 1899-1904.
2012 (first prize): Christopher Lee, Branford College.
Cease or Persist? Gene Patents and the Clinical Diagnostics Dilemma.
2011: Alison Weiner, Davenport College.
Yielding to Reality: Examining the Rise of a Strong "Chief of Staff" in the Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton Administrations.
2011 (second prize): George Bogden, Silliman College.
Refugees, Statecraft, and Legitimacy: Forced Migration and Foreign Policy in the 1991 Kurdish Refugee Crisis.
2010: Habib Moody, Ezra Stiles College.
Estimating the Returns to Expenditures in Canadian Elections: Evidence from a Regression-Discontinuity Design.
2010 (second prize): Avi Kupfer, Pierson College.
“The Dictates of Sound Policy”: Contending with the Western Indians under the New American Constitution.
2009: Lauren Harrison, Ezra Stiles College.
Of Rice and Riots: The Effect of Food Price Increases on Political Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2008: Stephen Fowler, Ezra Stiles College.
Crisis and Compromise: Carter Glass, Henry Steagall, and the Story of the Banking Act of 1933.