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Lise Morjé Howard

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NationalityAmerican, French

Lise Morjé Howard is a political scientist from the United States (U.S.) and an expert on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, conflict resolution, civil wars, and American foreign policy. She is currently an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

She completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.[2] In 1990 she spent a semester abroad at Leningrad State University in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).[3] After graduating from Barnard, she returned to Leningrad State University to study Soviet Constitutional Law from 1991-1992, witnessing the USSR’s dissolution.[4] From 1992-1995, she worked for the New York City Commission for the United Nations, managing an initiative that raised millions of dollars to retain UNICEF's headquarters in the city.[5] In 1995 and 2001, respectively, she obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.[6] Her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Learning to Keep the Peace? UN Multidimensional Peacekeeping in Civil Wars" focused on the reasons behind the success and failure of UN peacekeeping operations and was advised by Prof. Ernst B. Haas.[7]

From 2002-2004, she was an Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University.[8] Since 2003, she has been employed by Georgetown University as a Visiting Assistant Professor (2003-2008), as Founding Director of the Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution (2004-2008), as Assistant Professor of Government (2008-2012), and as Associate Professor (2012-present).[9] She has also held fellowships at Stanford (CISAC), Harvard (Belfer Center), the University of Maryland (CIDCM), and the U.S. Institute of Peace.[10]

Her research and teaching focuses on a variety of subjects in the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution. She has published articles about peacekeeping, civil war termination, and American foreign policy, in journals such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, Foreign Affairs, and the Journal of Democracy.[11] Her first book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2008),[12] won the 2010 Book Award from the Friends of the Academic Council on the UN System for the best book on the UN system published in the previous three years.[13] Her recent articles have examined historical changes to the ways that civil wars end as well as on the use of force in UN peacekeeping. Her upcoming book Power in Peacekeeping (Cambridge University Press, 2019), explores the various tools peacekeepers use to exert power and realize the objectives of their missions.[14] Currently at Georgetown, she teaches a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.[15] She also serves as the International Relations Field Chair for the Department of Government. In 2018, she delivered a TedX Georgetown talk on UN peacekeeping.[16]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Power in Peacekeeping. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Articles[edit | edit source]

“The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping.” With Anjali Dayal. International Organization. 72 (1) 2018: 71-103.

“How Civil Wars End: The International System, Norms, and the Role of External Actors.” With Alexandra Stark. International Security. 42 (3) 2017-18: 127-171.

“Why Civil Wars Are Lasting Longer.” Foreign Affairs. February 27, 2018.

“U.S. Foreign Policy Habits in Ethnic Conflict.” International Studies Quarterly. 59 (4) 2016: 721-734.

“Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement, and UN Reform.” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 16 (2) 2015: 6-13.

“Kosovo and Timor Leste: Neotrusteeship, Neighbors, and the United Nations.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 656 (1) 2014: 116-135.

“The Ethnocracy Trap.” Journal of Democracy. 23 (4) 2012: 155-169.

“Sources of Change in US-UN Relations.” Global Governance. 16 (4) 2010: 485-503.

“Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature.” With V. Page Fortna. Annual Review of Political Science. 11 2008: 283-301.

“UN Peace Implementation in Namibia: The Causes of Success.” International Peacekeeping. 9 (1) 2002: 99-132.

Bibliography and External Links[edit | edit source]

Review of UN Peackeeping in Civil Wars: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25655665?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Link to UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/un-peacekeeping-in-civil-wars/D19ED789BD9C5EC06F277A5A2BCBD0A9

Link to Power in Peacekeeping: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/power-in-peacekeeping/0C99FAABFC3C92297836A478EFEAFDDA

Official Website: http://lisehoward.georgetown.domains/

Georgetown Profile: https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RX4CAAW/lise-howard

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Hb7SjJAAAAAJ&hl=en

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. Lise Morjé Howard. Curriculum Vitae. Accessible at: http://lisehoward.georgetown.domains/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cv.full_.LiseHoward.March-20-2019-1.pdf
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.
  10. Lise Morjé Howard. About. Accessible at: http://lisehoward.georgetown.domains/
  11. Lise M Howard. Google Scholar Profile. Accessible at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Hb7SjJAAAAAJ&hl=en
  12. For a review of the book, see Gowan, Richard. "Review of Does Peackeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents' Choices after Civil War by Virginia Page Fortna, and UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars by Lise Morjé Howard." Political Science Quarterly, vol. 124, no. 2, 2009, pp. 352–354. Accessible at: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25655665?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
  13. Friends of the Academic Council on the UN System. "Lise Morjé Howard – 2010 Friends of ACUNS Book Award Winner." Accessible at: https://acuns.org/2010-lisa-morje-howard/
  14. Cambridge University Press. Power in Peacekeeping by Lise M Howard. Accessible at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/power-in-peacekeeping/0C99FAABFC3C92297836A478EFEAFDDA
  15. Lise Morjé Howard. Teaching. Accessible at: http://lisehoward.georgetown.domains/teaching/
  16. Lise M Howard. The Power of Peacekeeping. Accessible at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VooaZNcFE

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