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Nathan, Massad Receive Van Doren, Trilling Awards
Andrew Nathan, the Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, was awarded the 47th Mark Van Doren Award for his humanity, devotion to truth and inspiration of leadership as demonstrated in his commitment to undergraduate teaching. Joseph Massad, professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history, was awarded the 33rd Lionel Trilling [’25] Award for his book Desiring Arabs. The awards, which were presented at Faculty House on May 7, are unique in that the winners are determined by the College undergraduates who form the Academic Awards Committee of the Columbia College Student Council. Christopher Yang ’09 presented Massad with his award, and Guanhua Puah ’08 presented to Nathan.