Alumnus Simpson named associate – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Alumnus Simpson named associate

Matthew T. Simpson '04 was recently accepted as a junior research associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group.

The group is a pro bono law firm that was nominated last year for the Nobel Peace Prize for its work on peace negotiations and treaty drafting. Its members work in Iraq, Kosovo, Sri Lanka and other similar areas.

Paul Williams, director of the group, recently advised Iraqi officials on their constitution, and several of the members were involved in the Dayton Peace Accords.

Simpson writes that “I am one of a handful of students selected to be research associates, and will begin the program in the fall as a part of my dual JD/MA International Economic Relations program at American University.”

While at HWS, he was a member of the Sailing Team, Orange Key and Chimera honor societies, double-majored in economics and critical social studies with a minor in Math, won the Alumni Association award for the Social Sciences. He was also chosen as a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics.

For details on the group's work, visit