Focus areas: Peacekeeping and peacebuilding, Democratic Republic of Congo, international relations, politics of humanitarian and development aid

Séverine Autesserre is an award-winning author, peacebuilder, and researcher, as well as a Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Trouble with the CongoPeaceland, and The Frontlines of Peace, in addition to articles for publications such as Foreign AffairsInternational Organization, and The New York Times.

Autesserre has been involved intimately in the world of international aid for more than twenty years. She has conducted research in twelve different conflict zones, from Colombia to Somalia to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Autesserre has worked for Doctors Without Borders in places like Afghanistan and Congo, and at the United Nations headquarters in the United States. Her research has helped shape the intervention strategies of several United Nations departments, foreign affairs ministries, and non-governmental organizations, as well as numerous philanthropists and activists. She has also been a featured speaker at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the U.S. House of Representatives. Please click here for more details, or follow her on Twitter at @SeverineAR.

Research & Publications

March 2021|Oxford University Press|Séverine Autesserre
April 2019|Foreign Affairs 98|Séverine Autesserre
April 2017|Foreign Affairs|Séverine Autesserre
March 2017|International Studies Review, Volume 19, Issue 1|Séverine Autesserre