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Beth Simmons, “Border Orientation in a Globalizing World: Concept and Measurement”
November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Simmons’ research interests broadly include international political economy, global policy diffusion, and human rights, while her current research focuses on global performance assessments, international border crossings, and international and transnational crime. Her most recent book, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, investigates the effect of international law on domestic human rights practices and was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs among other awards. Her work has appeared in International Organization, the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly and the American Political Science Review, among many others.