Professor Severine Autesserre


On September 30, 2021, Séverine Autesserre, professor of political science, was announced as a recipient of the American Public Health Association’s Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace for her work as an expert in the fields of conflict-resolution, peacekeeping, and international aid.

During her time at Barnard, Autesserre has completed a number of highly respected research projects surrounding civil wars, peacebuilding, and humanitarian aid; published several critically acclaimed books; and been a featured speaker at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.N. Security Council.

Her additional awards include a Presidential Research Award from Barnard College, two research awards from the United States Institute of Peace, two Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation research grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a knighthood by the French Government to the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques), which honors French academic, cultural, and educational figures.