Sean Freeder Winner of the 2015 David M. Howard Prize
Sean Freeder (MA '13) has been named the 2015 recipient of the David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics. Sean attended the University of Washington before enrolling as a doctoral candidate in the UC Berkeley Political Science department. Sean’s dissertation research explores why certain policy preferences are highly correlated with other seemingly unrelated preferences, and the relative degree to which individual moral values, party identification, and social affiliations are responsible for such outcomes. In addition, he has ongoing research projects that assess how to best communicate expert information to the public, the degree to which citizens are able to hold local elected officials responsible for changes in crime rates, and the effect of vote-by-mail policies on voter turnout.
The Howard Prize is named in honor of the late David M. Howard who served as the Political Director of the California Association of Realtors for many years and as a member of the IGS National Advisory Council.