About

I am a Professor of Government at Georgetown University. My research and teaching interests span the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution. I’ve published articles about civil war termination, peacekeeping, and American foreign policy, in such journals as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, Foreign Affairs, Global Governance, and the Journal of Democracy. My book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press 2008) won the 2010 Book Award from the Academic Council on the UN System for the best book on the UN system published in the previous three years. My new book, entitled Power in Peacekeeping, was published by Cambridge University Press in June, 2019. I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and A.B. in Soviet Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. I’ve held fellowships at Stanford (CISAC), Harvard (Belfer Center), the University of Maryland (CIDCM), and the U.S. Institute of Peace. I previously served as founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown; Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University; and Acting Director of UN Affairs for the New York City Commission for the United Nations. I speak fluent French, formerly-fluent Russian, and a little Spanish, German, and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian. I live near Washington, D.C. with my husband, Marc Morjé Howard, and our children, Zoe and Julien.

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