Susan Woodward is a professor in the political science program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also an adjunct senior research scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University. In 1991-2001, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College, University of London, recruited to develop a research program, funded by DFiD (the UK department for international development), on the relation among conflict, security, and development, the first ever focus on this relationship that has since become generally accepted, thanks to DFID Commissioner at the time, Clare Short. From 1990-99, she was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Although she was invited to write a book on the transition to markets and democracy in the former socialist countries of eastern Europe, events overcame this plan because she was a long-time specialist on Yugoslavia, which was collapsing into multiple wars, with much media attention. The Brookings book, Balkan Tragedy, aimed to explain these developments for a public audience. While at Brookings, she also taught graduate seminars at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies...
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