Kathryn Sikkink, author at Just Security

Katherine A. Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate faculty member at the Harvard Law School and Government Department.

Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights laws and policies, and transitional justice. His publications include International standards, moral psychology and Neuroscience (2021); the The hidden face of rights: towards a policy of responsibilities (2020); Evidence of Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century(2017); The Waterfall of Justice: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing Global Politics (2011; awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: American Human Rights Politics and Latin America (2004); Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (1998; co-author with Margaret Keck and winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for best book in the field of international organizations); and The Enduring Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Conformity(2013; co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp).

Sikkink was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim Scholar. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Council on Foreign Relations, a corresponding member of the British Academy and a member of the editorial board of International organisation and the American journal of political science. Sikkink has served on the board of directors of the American Political Science Association and the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council. She holds a doctorate. from Columbia University.

Lola R. McClure