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Virginia Page Fortna

Harold Brown Professor of US Foreign and Security Policy; Chair, Department of Political Science
School of the Arts
Political Science Department
713 International Affairs Building Mail Code: 3320 United States

Page Fortna (Ph.D.Harvard, 1998) is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the durability of peace in the aftermath of both civil and interstate wars, war termination, and terrorism. She is the author of two books: Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents Choices after Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2008) and Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace (Princeton University Press, 2004).  She has published articles in journals such as World Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and International Studies Review. She is currently working on a book on terrorism in civil wars. Her work combines quantitative and qualitative methods, draws on diverse theoretical approaches, and focuses on policy-relevant questions.

Fortna received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association in 2010.  She has held fellowships at the Olin Institute at Harvard, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Hoover Institution.  She received her BA from Wesleyan University.

Professor Fortna teaches courses on international politics, war termination and the durability of peace, terrorism, cooperation and security, and research methods.

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