Nuremberg Forum 2022 - 13, 14 and 15 October 2022

Prof. Beth A. Simmons

Professor Beth A. Simmons is a Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is best known for her research demonstrating the influence that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world. She has also produced scholarship on how and whether the International Criminal Court can deter international crimes. Two of her books, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 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. The latter was also recognized by the American Society for International Law, the International Social Science Council and the International Studies Association as the best book of the year in 2010. Prof. Simmons has spent a year working at the International Monetary Fund, directed the Weatherhead Centre 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.