5 Questions: Peacebuilding in Congo with Political Scientist Séverine Autesserre

Severine Autesserre UN Peace Congo Columbia University

Séverine Autesserre, an associate professor of political science at Barnard and a member of Columbia's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, has furthered her research on peacebuilding by visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo. Accompanying U.N. peacekeepers, Autesserre witnessed first-hand the impact of international intervention in the African nation.


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