Award-Winning Author Séverine Autesserre to Deliver Inaugural Peace and Human Security Lecture at UMass Amherst
Séverine Auteserre, professor of political science at Barnard College of Columbia University, will deliver the inaugural Peace and Human Security Lecture Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Hadley Room of the Campus Center.
The 90-minute event, presented by the Human Security Lab at UMass Amherst, is open to the public.
Auteserre, an award-winning author, peacebuilder and researcher will discuss her new book, “The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World,” which asks what strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones and provides key takeaways for the radical changes we need to make in order to build lasting peace around us.
She has worked intimately with the world of international aid for over twenty years, conducting research in conflict zones, including Colombia, Somalia, Israel and Palestine, and with Doctors Without Borders and at the United Nations headquarters. Her work has been critical in shaping policy, non-profit work, philanthropy and activism.
Preceding the event, graduate students in the department of political science and legal studies, as well as those in psychological and brain sciences, will have an opportunity to meet Auteserre during a catered luncheon in Thompson Hall.