The Severine Autesserre talk on peace-building discusses the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and why international peace-building efforts have failed to address mass violence. The speaker currently works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College at Columbia University. She specializes in international relations and African studies while working on civil war conflicts, humanitarian aid, peace-building, peace-keeping and politics in Africa. The Severine Autesserre talk clearly demonstrates her immense insight into all these topics.
The speaker conducted fieldwork from 2010 to 2012 on how daily life affects peaceful intervention on the ground in the eastern DRC with complementary research in Burndi, Cyprus, Istrael, Palestine, South Sudan and Timor-Leste. She authored Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention based on this research.