Barbara Koremenos, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Koremenos has published in both political science and law journals, including American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Legal Studies, and Law and Contemporary Problems. Koremenos received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research -- the first such winner to study international law. In her new book, The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design (Cambridge University Press 2016), Koremenos demonstrates theoretically and empirically how international law’s detailed design provisions help states cooperate despite harsh international political realities. She has been invited to give seminars at numerous academic and governmental institutions in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland.