Professional Associate

Patricia Kennedy

Lecturer in Princeton Writing Program

Whitman College, South Baker Hall
pkennedy@princeton.edu

Patricia “PK” Kennedy is an attorney who studies the often conflicted role of international organizations in promoting global recognition of human rights while honoring state sovereignty. Specifically, her research examines the applicability of the Geneva Conventions to movements for self-determination, and states’ ability to protect the human rights of citizens when faced with threats to security. She is currently exploring the legitimacy of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and its potential conflict with international human rights standards and constitutional principles.