Beth A. Simmons
|Born||Beth Ann Simmons
|Fields||Political Science, international relations|
|Institutions||University of Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||University of Redlands (B.A.)
University of Chicago (M.A.)
Harvard University (M.A.), (Ph.D.)
|Doctoral students||Zachary Elkins, Kirsten Rodine, Grigore Pop-Eleches, David Rowe|
|Known for||Mobilizing for Human Rights, Who Adjusts?|
Beth A. Simmons (born 1958) is an American academic and notable international relations scholar. She is a former Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at the Department of Government. Her research interests include international relations, political economy, international law, and international human rights law compliance.
Simmons was born in 1958 in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California where she excelled in speech, debate, and music. She earned a BA in political science and philosophy with summa cum laude from the University of Redlands, an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago, and an MA and PhD in government from Harvard where she was a student of famed international relations theorist Robert Keohane.
Simmons served as President of the International Studies Association from 2011-2012. She was succeeded as President by Etel Solingen of the University of California, Irvine.
- Simmons, Beth (1994), Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years, 1923-1939, Princeton University Press, p. 334, ISBN 978-0691017105
- Simmons, Beth (2009), Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0521712323
- Beth Simmons, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University, retrieved July 4, 2012
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