The ISSC is pleased to announce that Amitrajeet A. Batabyal has won this year’s Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize for excellence in interdisciplinary research.

Amit Batabyal has been the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 2000. He is the author of 7 books (mostly in the fields of ecological economics and invasive species management), over 180 papers in international prestigious scientific journals, and the recipient of over 20 awards and honours throughout his career. The members of the jury were particularly sensitive to the quality and diversity of the work he has already accomplished at this stage of his career.

The Prize will be officially awarded to him during a special event at the next World Social Science Forum, to take place in Montreal from 13 to 15 October.


natachaNatacha Gally was awarded the Mattei Dogan Foundation thesis prize by the French Political Science Association for research using comparative analysis.

We extend our warmest congratulations.

Natacha Gally defended her thesis on “Regulating the administrative labour market. The politics of senior civil service policies in France and Great Britain”in 2012.

This research, conducted at the Centre d’etudes europeennes (CEE) under the supervision of Patrick Hassenteufel, compared administrative labour market reforms in the two countries since the 19th century.

Since January 2013 Natacha has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO) and works with Jerome Aust and Christine Musselin on policies “for excellence” in higher education and research by focusing on the genesis of the Programme Investissements d’Avenir(Investments for the Future Programme) launched as part of the Grand Emprunt national loan scheme that was implemented in 2010.

In addition, Natacha was recently hired as Lecturer at the University of Paris 2 Pantheon Assas.