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Duke Law School Human Rights in Practice Series: Scorecard Diplomacy

Judith Kelley, Senior Associate Dean and Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, will give a lecture on her recently published book titled Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading States to Influence their Reputation and Behavior. This lecture will address that, despite lacking traditional force, public grades are potent symbols that can evoke countries’ concerns about their reputations and motivate them to address the problem. The book develops an unconventional but careful argument about the growing phenomenon of such ratings and rankings. It supports this by examining the United States’ foreign policy on human trafficking using a global survey of NGOs, case studies, thousands of diplomatic cables, media stories, 90 interviews worldwide, and other documents. This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights ClinicCenter for International and Comparative Law and the Sanford School of Pubilc Policy. Lunch will be provided.  Book sale and signing will immediately follow.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ali Prince.


September 27, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Duke Law School


Duke Law School 4045