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Hugh HecloScholars Council, 2001 - present
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HUGH HECLO is Clarence J. Robinson Professor at George Mason University and former Professor of Government at Harvard University as well as a former Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He teaches courses in American national politics, the philosophy of history, and religion and politics. Professor Heclo received an A.B. degree from George Washington University, an M.A. from Manchester University (England), and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Professor Heclo is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2002 he was honored by the American Political Science Association with the John Gaus Award for lifetime achievement in the combined scholarly fields of public administration and political science. Professor Heclo’s books have garnered numerous awards, among them: Modern Social Politics received the Woodrow Wilson award of the American Political Science Association for the best book published in the United States during 1974 on government, politics, or international affairs; in 1976 his co-authored Comparative Public Policy received the Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book on national policy; A Government of Strangers won the Louis Brownlow Book award presented by the National Academy of Public Administration for the best book published on a topic of interest to both practitioners and scholars in the field of public administration. His most recent books are Christianity and American Democracy (2007) and On Thinking Institutionally (2008). His first book, Modern Social Politics, was republished with a new introduction in 2010 by the European Consortium for Political Research in its Classics Series.