Dr. William H. Meyer
William H. Meyer, PhD (University of Iowa, 1984) joined the Department in 1984. He teaches courses on human rights, American foreign policy, and international relations. Meyer’s current research is for a forthcoming book, Human Rights and Global Governance: Case Studies at the Intersection of Ethics and Power Politics, including case studies on impunity vs. prosecution for dictators; indigenous rights; corporate social responsibility and the Alien Tort Claims Act; war crimes (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and just war theory; and labor rights and development in the Global South. Other chapters include a study of human rights treaties and competing models of global governance.
'Human Rights, Global Governance and International Justice,' POROI 4:2 (June 2005).
Security, Economics and Morality in American Foreign Policy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2004.
'Activism and Research on TNCs and Human Rights,' in Scott Pegg and George Frynas, eds. Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. London: Palgrave, 2003.
'Human Rights, the UN's Global Compact and Global Governance,' with Boyka Stefanova. Cornell International Law Journal. 34:3 (2001).