Susan Woodward
Position: Professor, Political Science
Program: Political Science
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8670
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University
M.A. in Political Science from Princeton University
B.A. in Political Science from University of Minnesota
Research Interests: a specialist on the Balkans, her current research focuses on transitions from civil war to peace, international security and state failure, and post-war state-building.

Susan L. Woodward is professor of political science at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist on the Balkans, her current research focuses on transitions from civil war to peace, international security and state failure, and post-war state-building.

She was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration, 2010-2014, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, 1990-1999, and then at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College, London, 1999-2000, head of the Analysis and Assessment Unit for UNPROFOR in 1994, and a professor of political science at Yale University, 1982-89, Williams College, 1978-82, and Northwestern University, 1972-1977.

Her many writings include The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War (Brookings Press, 1995), and Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990 (Princeton University Press, 1995).

Courses Taught
Basic Theories and Concepts in Comparative Politics, Civil War, Comparative Political Order, International Intervention, Peacebuilding, Comparative Political Institutions, Workshop on the Dissertation Proposal

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