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Political Science International Brownbag Lecture Series

“The Built Environment: State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World,” by Beth Simmons and Mike Kenwick
When Apr 23, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
Where 302 Pond Lab
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Beth Simmons is Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law and Political Science Penn Law, University of Pennsylvania. She researches and teaches international relations, international law and international political economy.  She is best known for her research on international political economy during the interwar years, policy diffusion globally and her work demonstrating the influence that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is currently conducting research in three areas: global performance assessments as informal governance mechanisms in international affairs; international border crossings, and especially evidence of their “thickening” in recent decades in many parts of the world; and international and transnational crime. Simmons has spent a year working at the International Monetary Fund, directed the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, is a past president of the International Studies Association and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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