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DELL AWARDED JOHN BATES CLARK MEDAL
Harvard’s Melissa Dell was awarded the American Economic Association’s prestigious John Bates Clark Medal for her contribution to understanding the role that states and other institutions play in economic development. Among her work on this topic was a Cato research brief, “Nation Building through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies,” authored in 2016 with Pablo Querubin of New York University.

STUDENT DOCUMENTARIES WIN PRIZES
Cato scholars Michael F. Cannon and Ilya Shapiro were featured in short student documentaries for StudentCam, C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition for students. Shapiro spoke about presidential power in first‐​prize winner Overreach from the Oval Office by 10th‐​grade student Thomas McKenna. Cannon appeared in third‐​prize recipient Broken by 9th graders Allison Fan and Evelyn Shue about America’s health care system.

SAMPLES APPOINTED TO FACEBOOK OVERSIGHT BOARD
John Samples, vice president at the Cato Institute, has been appointed to Facebook’s new independent oversight and review board, created to hear appeals on content moderation issues. For more details, see “Cato Takes the Lead in Defending Free Speech Online,” page 14.