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Susan Woodward
Position: Professor
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Princeton
Research Interests: civil war, post-conflict policies (peacekeeping, peacebuilding, statebuilding), international intervention, post-socialist transitions, the Balkans

Prof. Woodward came to CUNY from London, where she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, University of London. From 1990-99, she was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, where she also taught graduate seminars at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. Before that she held positions in political science on the faculties of Yale University (1982-89), Williams College (1978-82), Mount Holyoke College (1977-78), and Northwestern University (1972-77). In 1994, she was Head of the Analysis and Assessment Unit in the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for UNPROFOR, and in the 1998 election period, she was a special advisor to the head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the author of Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War (Washington: Brookings Press, 1995), selected a Choice "Outstanding Academic Book 1995" and Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995), winner of the 1996 Hewett Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and numerous articles on southeastern Europe, the post-communist transition in eastern Europe, state failure, peacekeeping, and post-conflict reconstruction.\

Comparative Political Orders Course Syllabus
Peace and War: a Research Seminar on Peacebuilding Course Syllabus
Basic Theories and Concepts of Comparative Politics Course Syllabus

Civil War Course Syllabus