Page Fortna Session Overview

Harold Brown Professor of US Foreign & Security Policy, Columbia University

Page Fortna is the Harold Brown Professor of US Foreign and Security Policy in the Political Science Department at Columbia University. 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 working 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. Fortna is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. She received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association in 2010. She has held fellowships at the Olin Institute at Harvard, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Hoover Institution. Professor Fortna teaches courses on international politics, war termination and the durability of peace, terrorism, cooperation and security, and research methods. Professor Fortna's article "Do Terrorists Win? Rebels' Use of Terrorism and Civil War Outcomes" (International Organization, Summer 2015) has recently been highlighted in The Atlantic; Slate; and Die Zeit.

2021-22 ADMISSIONS WILL START FEBRUARY 2021

Download Admission Brochure PDF >
Email brochure to a friend >

25TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

Hear past and present organizers reflect on over 25 years of the Seminar XXI Program and its impact on the national security policy community.

Watch the video >

JOIN THE VIRTUAL OPENING SESSION

This year's Introductory Session & Alumni Reunion will be a Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 from 5-9pm EDT. All current fellows and alumni are welcome to join.

Click here for more info>

JOIN OUR LINKEDIN NETWORK

   Seminar XXI Linkedin >