Fellows & Grantees

Alison Brysk

Abe Fellowship 2005
Project Title
Global Good Samaritans: Human Security Promoters and Networks
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Professor, Political Science, University of California / Irvine


Alison Brysk is Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She is the author of ten books and edited volumes on human rights, including The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina (1994), From Tribal Village to Global Village (2000), Human Rights and Private Wrongs (2005), Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy (2009), and Speaking Rights to Power (2013). Professor Brysk has held visiting appointments in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan and Fulbright appointments in Canada and India. In 2013-14, she was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.