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Graduate Institute, Geneva/ American University
Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Development, Humanitarian Aid, International Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Foreign Aid Donors, United Nations
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About Me

Susanna P. Campbell is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding at The Graduate Institute in Geneva. In fall 2016, she will start as an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). She was previously a visiting Post-Doctoral Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Her research and teaching address international peacebuilding, international development, global governance, and the micro-dynamics of civil war and peace in war-affected countries. She uses mixed-method research designs – ethnography, surveys, deterministic and stochastic models, quasi-experimental designs, and field experiments. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in conflict-affected countries, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Sudan, South Sudan, and East Timor. She has received several large grants for her research from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Network for International Studies, as well as prestigious fellowships, including the United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Campbell is currently completing two large projects: Global Governance and Local Peace: Performance and Accountability in International Peacebuilding and Aiding Peace? Donor Behavior in Conflict-Affected Countries. Campbell’s publications have appeared in Columbia University Press, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, International Peacekeeping, Zed Books, and Routledge. Several of these publications have been widely cited, most notably her co-edited book with David Chandler and Meera Sabaratnam (2011), A Liberal Peace? The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding, (London: Zed Books); Susanna P. Campbell (2008), “(Dis)integration, Incoherence, and Complexity in UN Post-Conflict Interventions,” International Peacekeeping 15(4):470-485; and Susanna P. Campbell (2008), “When Process Matters: The Potential Implications of Organizational Learning for Peacebuilding Success,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 4(2):20-32.

Campbell has extensive experience with international peacebuilding, peacekeeping, development, and humanitarian aid agencies. She has led studies of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Care International, and has worked for the Council on Foreign Relations and UNICEF Burundi. Her work on international peacebuilding and peacekeeping has had a demonstrated effect on the policies of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office and the United States Army as well as several International Non-Governmental Organizations. She received her PhD in International Relations in 2012 from The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Sudan, South Sudan

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