2013 Joseph S. Nye '58 Lecture to Feature Beth Simmons, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, March 5, 4:30 pm
Beth Simmons, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, has been selected as the "Joseph S. Nye, Jr. '58 Lecturer" for the spring 2013 semester at the Woodrow Wilson School. The lecture series is named after Woodrow Wilson School alum, Joseph S. Nye Jr., '58, who is considered the co-founder of the international relations theory on “neoliberalism” and currently Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Simmons will discuss "Constructing 'Crime' on a Global Scale: The Case of Human Trafficking."
Simmons, who received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in the department of government, has also taught international relations, international law, and international political economy at Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard. Her current areas of research include international human rights, foreign direct investment law and international legal cooperation to address transnational crime.
Simmons has worked at the International Monetary Fund with the support of the Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1995-1996), has spent a year as a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (1996-1997), a year in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2002-2003), and a year as a Straus Fellow at New York University Law School’s Institute for Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2009-2010). Simmons was elected in April 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011, and received a Guggenheim in 2012.
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. Her recent book entitled “Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics” was published in 2009. It received the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the International Social Science Council’s Stein Rokkan Prize, the American Society for International Law’s Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship, and the International Studies Association’s Best Book Award.
The event will be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s web media site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia