Appointed to the Gaidar Institute Advisory Board, 2013.
Appointed to the Research Council, International Forum of the National Endowment for Democracy, 2012.
Named Academic Fellow at the European Policy Council, 2012.
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor. American Academy in Berlin, November, 2011.
Political Instability Task Force (for CIA), 2011.
Committee on Preventive Action. Council on Foreign Relations, 2011.
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1982 Honor Role for Undergraduate Teaching, Northwestern University, 1985
Certificate for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Researchers, UC Davis, 1991
Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 1984
Fellowship, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1988
Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1992-93
American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, for Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World, 1993
American Sociological Association, Best Article Awards:
Award for Best Article in Comparative/Historical Sociology, 2003
- Honorable Mention 3 times 1987, 1990, 1997
- Award for Best Article in Political Sociology, 2003
- Award for Best Article on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, 2003
- Honorable Mention for Best Article in Social Theory, 2003
Mellon Fellowship for the Study of Contentious Politics, 1995-97
Research Associate, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research 1997
Crayborough Lecture in Comparative History, University of Leiden 1999
Faculty Research Lecturer Award, University of California-Davis, 2003
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Publication, for States, Parties, and Social Movements, 2003
Arnaldo Momigliano Award, Historical Society, 2004