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Lise Howard

Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University and President of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS)
Lise Morjé Howard is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she teaches and conducts research on matters of war and peace. She also serves as President of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). Dr. Howard earned her A.B. in Soviet Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She studied Philology and Soviet Constitutional Law at Leningrad State/St. Petersburg State University during the collapse of the constitutional order. She has held yearlong fellowships at Stanford University, Harvard University, and the US Institute of Peace. She is the author of two award-winning books about different aspects of United Nations peacekeeping, both published by Cambridge University Press. She has conducted fieldwork in conflict zones in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Eurasia. Her scholarly articles have been published in the top scholarly and foreign policy journals such as International Organization, International Security, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. She is fluent in French and Russian. Prior to beginning graduate school, she served as Acting Director of UN Affairs for the New York City Commission for the United Nations.