Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, has been named the 2002 John Gaus Award recipient and the John Gaus Distinguished Lecturer by the American Political Science Association. He will deliver the 17th Gaus Lecture today in Boston.
The John Gaus Award honors a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration, and, more generally, recognizes achievement and encourages scholarship in public administration. It was first awarded in 1996.
An expert on American democratic institutions as well as the international development of modern welfare states, Heclo has received national awards for his books Comparative Public Policy; A Government of Strangers: Executive Politics in Washington; and Modern Social Politics in Britain and Sweden. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served in the White House and as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.