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Severine Autesserre talk

January 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Location:C164 Loeb Building
Key Contact:Institute of African Studies
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 x2220

The Institute of African Studies with support from the Department of Law and Legal Studies & the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs presents


An Ethnography of International Intervention



Séverine Autesserre, Columbia University 


Dr. Séverine Autesserre is an Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which won the 2012 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and the 2011 Chadwick Alger prize.
          This talk comes from her current research  which examines everyday practices, habits, frames, and narratives influence peacebuilding interventions on the ground. It is based on extensive fieldwork for this project between 2010 and 2012, with a primary case study on the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.  

Event is free. No registration necessary.

Poster can be found here.