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.