Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Participating in international law is an act of sovereignty, not a relinquishment of it. Barbara Koremenos, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, will argue that across the areas of economics, security, the environment, and human rights, when we are not at the table, our interests are not served.
Barbara Koremenos, professor of political science at the University of Michigan, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Koremenos has published in both political science and law journals, including American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Legal Studies, and Law and Contemporary Problems. Koremenos received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research—the first such winner to study international law.
In her new book, The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design (Cambridge University Press 2016), Koremenos demonstrates theoretically and empirically how international law’s detailed design provisions help states cooperate despite harsh international political realities.
Professor Koremenos' Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at CMC.