Professor & Researcher
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 4.8.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Severine Autesserre is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. She works on civil wars, peace building and peace keeping, humanitarian aid, and African politics. Her latest research project focuses on local violence and international intervention in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she has travelled regularly since 2001.
Her research has been published in Foreign Affairs, the Review of African Political Economy, the African Studies Review, the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs and she has a forthcoming article in International Organization. Her book manuscript, entitled Failing the Congo - Local Violence and International Intervention, is currently under review by Cambridge University Press. Her research won numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Peace Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace (2004-2005), a Mellon Dissertation-Writing and Research Fellowship in Security and Humanitarian Action (2004-2006), and a Fulbright Fellowship (1999-2000).
Before being an academic, Severine Autesserre worked for humanitarian and development agencies in Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nicaragua and India. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from New York University (2006), and M.A.s in political science and international relations from Science-Po (France, 1999) and Columbia University (2000).