Eric A. Nordlinger, professor of political science at Brown University, gave the Barbara Bailey Brown lecture on "The Performance of Military Governments in the Non-Western States." A critic of international alliances and military intervention and an advocate of the use of economic sanctions to promote human rights and democracy, Nordlinger published Conflict Regulation in Divided Societies in 1972.

The Barbara Bailey Brown Fund, was established in 1966 by the Class of 1932 in memory of their classmate Barbara Bailey '32 in support of programs and lectures fostering international understanding.