Alison Dundes Renteln is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California where she teaches Law and Public Policy with an emphasis on international law and human rights. She holds joint appointments in Anthropology, the Price School of Public Policy, and the Gould School of Law. A graduate of Harvard (History and Literature), she has a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law. She has served as Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. In 2005 she received the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching (campus-wide). In Fall 2013 was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where she conducted research on incentives for civic engagement including the legal duty to rescue. In Spring 2014 she will be a Human Rights Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.