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Kathryn Sikkink

Kathryn is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink is an international relations scholar best known for her work on human rights, international norms, transnational advocacy networks and social movements, and transitional justice. Her books have been awarded prizes, including the Grawemeyer Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award. Sikkink’s forthcoming book Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2017) documents the legitimacy and effectiveness of human rights law, institutions, and movements. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. Sikkink holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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