Megan Shannon, Ph.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Country: United States (Colorado)

About Me:

My research explores how international institutions influence human and interstate security. I show that international law and organizations help political actors give up the use of violence and commit to peace agreements. My recent work uncovers the effect of United Nations peacekeeping on violence in civil wars, revealing that increasing UN peacekeeping commitments reduces violence on the battlefield and violence against civilians. 

Research Interests

International Law & Organization


Conflict Processes & War