Chair Elect
2020–2021

Dr. Lise Morjé Howard is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. She became a member of ACUNS more than 20 years ago, and has since served in variety of positions in ACUNS, including as Executive Board Member from 2011-2014. Howard is an award-winning scholar, and has published articles on UN peacekeeping, the UN Security Council, civil war termination, and American foreign policy in the top journals in her field, including International OrganizationInternational SecurityInternational Studies Quarterly,Foreign Affairs, and Global Governance.  Her first book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press 2008) won the Book Award from the Friends of ACUNS for the best book on the UN system published in the previous three years. Her new book, Power in Peacekeeping (Cambridge University Press in 2019), is based on research in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, and Namibia. A dual national of the U.S. and France, Howard earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her A.B. in Soviet Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University. She has held fellowships at Stanford, Harvard, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Fluent in French and Russian, she previously served as founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown; Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University; and Acting Director of UN Affairs for the New York City Commission for the United Nations.