Charles Francis Adams Lecture with Susan Woodward
Friday January 30, 2015
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Charles Francis Adams Lecture
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
The Fletcher School presents a Charles Francis Adams Lecture with Susan Woodward on “State-building Operations: International vs. Local Legitimacy.”
Since 2001, Susan L. Woodward is a professor at the Political Science Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is an expert on Balkan, East European, and post-Soviet affairs, on intervention in civil wars, and on postconflict reconstruction. She's the author of two books, Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War (Brookings Institution Press, 1995), and Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia (Princeton Univ. Press, 1995), about which the reviewer in Foreign Affairs wrote, "Woodward's argument is big and bold, challenging almost every major interpretation, from capitalist assumptions misapplied in a reform socialist context by outside analysis, to explanations of the sources of Yugoslavia's particular dilemmas and failures, to the meaning of Tito's death in the ungluing of the country. It is intellectual discourse at a high level."
Previously she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College, University of London, and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (1990–99). During her time in Washington DC she taught graduate seminars at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. She also taught in Yale University (1982–89), Williams College (1978–82), Mount Holyoke College (1977–78), and Northwestern University (1972–77).
In 1994, she worked for the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for UNPROFOR, and in 1998 she was a special advisor to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Eisenhower Fellowships selected Susan Woodward as a USA Eisenhower Fellow in 1998.
She has a Ph.D. and a M.A. from Princeton University and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
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