Page Fortna, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Country: United States (New York)

About Me:

Page Fortna is the Harold Brown Professor of US Foreign and Security Policy in the Political Science Department, as well as a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, at Columbia University.  Her research focuses on terrorism in civil wars, and war termination and the durability of peace in the aftermath of both civil and interstate wars. 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), as well as articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, World Politics, and the Annual Review of Political Science. Before coming to Columbia, Fortna was a pre-doctoral and then a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.  Her graduate work was done in the Government Department at Harvard University (PhD 1998).  Before graduate school, she worked at the Henry L. Stimson Center, a think tank in Washington DC.  She is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Fortna teaches classes on terrorism, international politics, war termination, cooperation and security, and research methods.She lives in New York and Portland Or with her husband and two daughters.

Research Interests


Conflict Processes & War


Foreign Policy

Research Methods & Research Design

Political Violence