Lise Morjé Howard

Associate Professor, Department of Government

Lise Morjé Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government. She has served as a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and was the founding director of the MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. She has held pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University (Center for International Security and Cooperation), Harvard University (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs), and the University of Maryland (Center for International Development and Conflict Management).

Dr. Howard's research and teaching interests span the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution. Her work focuses on civil wars, peacekeeping, U.S. foreign policy, and area studies of the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa. She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics. Her book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008, and it won the 2010 Book Award from the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). She is currently working on several projects about U.S. foreign policy in ethnic conflict, the use of force in UN peacekeeping operations, and norms of civil war termination. Prior to beginning graduate school, she served as Acting Director of UN Affairs for the New York City Commission for the United Nations.