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Daniel P. Carpenter

Faculty Associate


Daniel P. Carpenter

Daniel Carpenter is Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard. His dissertation received the 1998 Harold D. Lasswell Award from the American Political Science Association and as a book, was awarded the APSA's Gladys Kammerer Prize as well as the Charles Levine Prize of the International Political Science Association. His book Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (2010) received the 2011 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Carpenter has recently launched a long-term project on petitioning in North American political development, examining comparisons and connections to petitioning histories in Europe and India. Carpenter is director of the Social Sciences Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and will be a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in spring 2014.


  • Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University