Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson
Lyn Boyd-Judson is director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and has taught at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and the USC School of International Relations. Previous affiliations include RAND, the Carter Center of Emory University, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the United States Embassy Berlin-Third Reich Document Center, the USC Center for International Studies, the Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific, and Dow Jones News Service.
Boyd-Judson's research and teaching focus on diplomacy, ethics, global governance, and international negotiation. Her first book was published in April 2011, Strategic Moral Diplomacy: Understanding the Enemy's Moral Universe. She has published in International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Carnegie Pew Case Studies in Ethics and Diplomacy (Georgetown University), and Leiden Journal of International Law. Boyd-Judson most recently published Women's Global Health: State Policies and International Norms – a book co-edited with Patrick James.
Boyd-Judson is a University Fellow at the USC Center for Public Diplomacy, faculty advisor for the Shoah Foundation Institute and the USC Journal of Law and Society, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In Fall 2010, she was selected as a Global Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. She has served on the executive boards of the International Political Science Association RC 29, the International Studies Association-West, and the Women's Caucus for International Studies (ISA), of which she was a Chair.
Boyd-Judson has lectured on her book Strategic Moral Diplomacy at the US Air War College, the Council of Ministers of the European Union, and the USC Center for International Studies. Her current research considers cross-cultural perspectives on the role of the university in global ethics, which will be published as a chapter in Global Ethics: Politics, Institutions and Policies (coming 2015).
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