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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Beth Simmons
PIK (University) Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Beth Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Two of her books, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years and Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, won the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs.

Project Title: Structures and Sentiment: Understanding Anxieties About International Borders in the Modern World