The Trouble with the Congo

Session 1: “The Failure of International Peacebuilding” showcases USIP Peace Scholar, Severine Autesserre’s new book, “The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.” Opening remarks and presentation by Séverine Autesserre, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Remarks by Raymond Gilpin, Associate Vice President, Sustainable Economies, Centers of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace; and Christine Karumba, Democratic Republic of Congo Country Director, Women for Women International. Moderated by Chantal De Jonge Oudraat, Associate Vice President, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, U.S. Institute of Peace.


Session 1, The Failure of International Peacebuilding

The session showcases USIP Peace Scholar, Severine Autesserre’s new book, “The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.”

Speakers (Listed in order of appearance)

  • Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
    Associate Vice President, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Séverine Autesserre
    Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University;
    USIP Peace Scholar (2004-2005); Author of The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding, (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Raymond Gilpin
    AAssociate Vice President, Sustainable Economies, Centers of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Christine Karumba
    Democratic Republic of Congo Country Director, Women for Women International

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