University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
2115 G Street, NW
Areas of Expertise
International organizations, organization theory, and ethics in international affairs
Martha Finnemore’s research focuses on global governance, international organizations, ethics, and social theory. She has been a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution and Stanford University. She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace, among others. She received GW’s Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship in 2006 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Ph.D., Stanford University
- Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World, Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, eds. (Oxford University Press 2013)
- Who Governs the Globe? Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell, eds. (Cambridge, 2010)
- Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore (Cornell U Pr., 2004)
Dr. Finnemore has also written National Interests in International Society and The Purpose of Intervention, which won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Prize as "the best book on government, politics, or international affairs" in 2003. Her scholarly articles have appeared in International Organization, Review of International Studies, and elsewhere.