Page Fortna is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Her research focuses on the durability of peace in the aftermath of both civil and interstate wars, war termination, and terrorism. She teaches courses on international politics, war termination, cooperation and security, terrorism, and research methods. She is the author of two books: Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents Choices after Civil War and Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace. She has published articles in journals such as World Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and International Studies Review. She is currently working on a book project on terrorism in civil wars. Her Ph.D. is from Harvard University (1998), and her undergraduate studies were at Wesleyan University. Before graduate school, she worked at the Henry L. Stimson Center, a think tank in Washington DC. She is married to the artist Pete Beeman. They and their daughters, Rosie and Linden, live in New York City and Portland, OR.
Posts by Page Fortna
- Enough with the Pessimism about Peacekeeping, September 24, 2015.
- Building a Better Cease-Fire, August 3, 2014.
- Why the CW Inspection Plan Doesn’t Have to be Perfect, or Even Close, to Succeed, September 13, 2013.
- Temporary Cease-Fire in Syria, October 27, 2012.
- Lasting Peace in Colombia: Pipe Dream or Possible?, October 15, 2012.
- Will the Arab Spring Democratize the Mideast? (Or, We Didn’t Say It Wouldn’t), June 11, 2012.