Lyn Boyd-Judson

Expert in global affairs, especially in human rights and ethics of narrative
  • Lecturer, Master of Science In Narrative Medicine, The Keck School Of Medicine Of USC


  • global affairs
  • international human rights law
  • ethics of medical narrative
  • women and violence
  • war and peace
  • trauma and narrative

Additional Information

  • Founder, Global Women’s Narratives Project
  • Chair, The Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights
  • MSt International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford 2020
  • Former Executive Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics (2008 – 2019)
  • Former UNESCO Chair in Global Humanities and Ethics (2017 – 2020)
  • Fulbright Specialist Awards to Spain and China on strategic moral diplomacy, global ethics, and the role of the university
  • Global Ethics Fellow Alumna of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Member of GTMO Presidential Task Force, a partnership of the Pacific Council on International Policy for formulating bipartisan policy recommendations on Guantanamo
  • Previous research affiliations with the RAND Corporation, the Carter Center, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the United States Embassy Berlin, and USC’s Center for International Studies
  • Author of Strategic Moral Diplomacy: Understanding the Enemy’s Moral Universe and Women’s Global Health: State Policies and International Norms