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 and Chair 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, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the United Nations Security Council. 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
March 2017|Foreign Affairs|Séverine Autesserre
October 2015|Foreign Policy, Peace Channel|Séverine Autesserre
October 2015|International Peacekeeping 23, no. 1|Séverine Autesserre
September 2014|International Peacekeeping 26, no. 1|Séverine Autesserre
May 2014|Cambridge University Press|Séverine Autesserre
February 2012|African Affairs, Volume 111, Issue 443|Séverine Autesserre
June 2011|African Security Review 20, no. 2|Séverine Autesserre
June 2011|The Trouble With the Congo: a précis|Séverine Autesserre
June 2010|Program on States and Security|Séverine Autesserre
April 2009|International Organization 63, no. 2|Séverine Autesserre
October 2008| L’Afrique des Grands Lacs: Annuaire 2007-2008|Séverine Autesserre
May 2008|Foreign Affairs 87, no. 3|Séverine Autesserre
October 2007|Review of African Political Economy 34, no. 113|Séverine Autesserre
December 2006|African Studies Review 49, no. 3|Séverine Autesserre
November 2003|Birikim 174, trans. K. Caliskan|Séverine Autesserre
March 2002|Journal of Humanitarian Assistance|Séverine Autesserre