Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson is co-chair of the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights and executive director of the Global Women's Narratives Project. For three years, Boyd-Judson was executive director and co-chair of the board of the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights. For eleven years, she was executive director of the University of Southern California (USC) Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics where she served as UNESCO Chair for Global Humanities and Ethics. She is currently writing a dissertation for the University Oxford in international human rights law with an emphasis on women, narrative, and human rights mechanisms at the State level.


Boyd-Judson's books include Strategic Moral Diplomacy: Understanding the Enemy's Moral Universe (2011) and Women's Global Health: State Policies and International Norms (2014), edited with Patrick James. She has published in International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Carnegie Pew Case Studies in Ethics and Diplomacy (Georgetown University), and Leiden Journal of International Law. Boyd-Judson's teaching experience spans short seminars at Oxford on war and peace, religion, refugee policy, and human rights, as well as courses across USC's Honors Program, School of Journalism, the School of International Relations, and School of Religion. In 2015, Boyd-Judson was awarded two separate Fulbright Specialist Awards to Spain and China on strategic moral diplomacy, global ethics and the role of the university.


Boyd-Judson has lectured on her work on strategic moral diplomacy at the US Air War College, the Council of Ministers of the European Union, the University of Oxford, the University of Madrid, the Fulbright Commission Spain, the Neimeyer Cultural Center of Spain, and the USC Center for International Studies. Previous research affiliations and consultancies include RAND, the Carter Presidential Center, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the United States Embassy Berlin-Third Reich Document Center, the USC Center for International Studies, the Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific, World Wide Fund Malaysia, and Dow Jones News Service.


In Fall 2010, she was selected as a Global Ethics Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. She has served on the executive boards of the International Political Science Association RC 29, the International Studies Association-West, the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights, and the Women's Caucus for International Studies (ISA), of which she was Chair.