Virginia Page Fortna

Page Fortna is the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy in the Columbia University Political Science Department. Her research focuses on terrorism, the durability of peace in the aftermath of both civil and interstate wars, and war termination. She is the author of two books: Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents’ Choices after Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2008) and Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace (Princeton University Press, 2004). She has published articles in journals such as International Organization, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and International Studies Review. She is currently at work on a project on terrorism in civil wars. Her research combines quantitative and qualitative methods, draws on diverse theoretical approaches, and focuses on policy-relevant questions.

Professor Fortna is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. She was a 2010 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association. She has held fellowships at the John M. Olin Institute at Harvard, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Hoover Institution. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D from Harvard University.

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