Martha Finnemore

Martha Finnemore is University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, cybersecurity, ethics, and social theory. She is the co-author (with Michael Barnett) of Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics (2004), which won the International Studies Association’s award for Best Book; and is the author of National Interests in International Society (1996) and The Purpose of Intervention (2003), which won the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award. Finnemore’s most recent books are Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World (2013) and Who Governs the Globe? (2010). Her articles have appeared in International Organization, World Politics, American Journal of International Law, Annual Review of Political Science, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Global Governance, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. Finnemore is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has been a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution and Stanford University, and has received fellowships or grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace.