VIRTUAL | The Sources of Forced Displacement


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Lise Morjé Howard is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Her research and teaching interests span the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution.

She has published articles about civil war termination, peacekeeping, and American foreign policy, in such journals as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Affairs.

Her book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press 2008) won the Book Award from the Academic Council on the United Nations System for the best book published in the previous three years. Her 2018 article with Alexandra Stark on civil war termination won the best article award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

Her new book entitled Power in Peacekeeping, is based on research in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, and Namibia, and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.

Howard earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her A.B. in Soviet Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. She has held fellowships at Stanford, Harvard, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

She previously served as founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown; Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University; and Acting Director of UN Affairs for the New York City Commission for the United Nations.


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Filip Savatic is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Georgetown University, specializing in the politics of international migration and European integration.

His dissertation project focuses on the public policies concerning irregular migrants adopted by advanced industrialized democracies. He seeks to explain why European states have developed a similar, multifaceted approach to addressing irregular migration in contrast to other democratic migrant-receiving states. Specifically, he is examining how the European Union (EU) facilitated the diffusion of policy innovations adopted domestically across its member states.

More broadly, He is interested in the effects of migration on the political systems and societies of migrant-receiving states as well as the impacts of public policies on migratory flows. In addition to his dissertation, he is working on several independent and collaborative projects with numerous colleagues with respect to these topics.

In 2015, prior to starting the Ph.D. program at Georgetown, he obtained a master’s degree from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in “International Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and the Politics of Development.” In 2011, he graduated from Yale with a B.A. in “Ethics, Politics, and Economics” and “International Studies.”