The Center for the Study of Democracy presents
“Law, Politics, and Amnesties in the Inter-American System of Human Rights”

with Wayne Sandholtz, Professor and John A. McCone Chair in International Relations and Law, University of Southern California
Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Social Science Plaza B (SSPB), Room 5206 
Wayne Sandholtz’s recent research focuses on the development, diffusion, and effects of international norms, including studies of corruption, women and globalization, wartime plundering, human rights treaties, and the International Criminal Court.  His articles have appeared in World Politics, the International Studies Quarterly, the European Journal of International Relations, and International Organization.  Recent books include International Norms and Cycles of Change (Oxford, 2009, co-edited with Kendall Stiles) and Prohibiting Plunder:  How Norms Change (Oxford, 2007). Current projects include “Courts and the Globalization of Law” (funded by the National Science Foundation) and “The Political Question Doctrine in Action.”  Both projects involve the construction and analysis of databases of judicial decisions.  Another project analyzes the interaction between the Inter-American Court of Justice and domestic politics in the overturning of amnesty laws in Latin America.
RSVPs are required, please email Shani Brasier, 


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