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Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series: Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Beth Simmons,

Date and Time

January 25, 2011 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Availability

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.

Location

Landau Economics Building, ECON 140

FSI Contact

Michael Lopez

Beth Simmons is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her PhD. from Harvard University in the Department of Government. She has taught international relations, international law, and international political economy at Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard. Her book, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years, 1924-1939, was recognized by the American Political Science Association in 1995 as the best book published in 1994 in government, politics, or international relations. She has worked at the International Monetary Fund with the support of a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1995-1996), has spent as year as a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (1996-1997), and a year in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2002-2003). She currently serves as Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Her new book entitled Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics is forthcoming this year (2009) from Cambridge University Press. Simmons was elected in April 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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