Book Talk: Katerina Linos, The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion, Tuesday, April 1 at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Visiting Professor Katerina Linos’ recently published book,  The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries.  Professor Linos’ book received the International Studies’ Association Alger Chadwick Prize as the best book of 2013 on international organization and multilateralism.

During spring 2014, Professor Linos is HLS Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization.  Prior to joining the UC Berkeley Law faculty, Linos was an International Law Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where she had previously received her J.D. She also recently completed a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard, in parallel with a junior fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

In 2012, Linos won a Hellman Family Fund Grant to investigate empirically whether government rhetoric espousing fundamental rights is accompanied by concrete actions. This project will examine the development and institutional design of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), government agencies established in over 100 countries to improve human rights enforcement. She will also explore whether courts can shape public opinion on the rights of immigrants, the uninsured, and other minority groups.

Book talk panelists include:

HLS Professor Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law;
Professor Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University;
Beth Simmons, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University Department of Government.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:00 noon.

Harvard Law School, Lewis International Law Center, Room 214B.  (Directions).

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library.

Free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.


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