Political science prof completes doctorate

Dan Young, assistant professor of political science, has completed the requirements for his doctoral degree.

Young, a member of Northwestern’s faculty since 2002, will be awarded a Ph.D. in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia on Feb. 3. His dissertation is entitled “Communitarian Political Realism: The Case of Martin Wight.”

A political theorist who specializes in international relations and comparative politics, Young earned a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s in political science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 2000, he was awarded a fellowship to the Civitas Program in Faith and Public Affairs, a civic education and leadership development program that prepares Christian scholars for positions in academic, governmental and public policy fields.