Congratulations to political science professor Severine Autesserre, whose new book Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention won honorable mention for the 2015 Chadwick Alger Prize, a prestigious award from the International Studies Association that recognizes scholarship on the subject of international organizations and multilateralism. Prof. Autesserre received the Alger Prize in 2011 following the publication of her first book, The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacekeeping.
The International Studies Organization is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Representing over 100 countries, the organization has more than 6,500 members worldwide.
Prof. Autesserre joined Barnard's faculty in 2007. Her research focuses on African politics, international relations, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the politics of humanitarian and development aid. Peaceland, her most recent book, was published in April; her previous book, The Trouble with the Congo, was published in 2011.