Susanna P. Campbell


Susanna Campbell is a Visiting Scholar at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University until September 2012 and a Research Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Her current research project uses organizational ethnography to build a typology of the determinants of peacebuilding and statebuilding success and failure, examining in detail the interactions between international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and aid agencies and the war-to-peace trajectories that they aim to influence. Susanna has been investigating the capacity of international actors to prevent violent conflict and build peaceful states since 1996. She has carried out studies for the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER), UNICEF, International Crisis Group, International Alert, The World Bank Post-Conflict Fund, The World Bank Conflict-Affected States Group, The National Defense University, Catholic Relief Services, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. She has published widely on peacebuilding, statebuilding, and conflict prevention, including with the Council on Foreign Relations Press, "Journal of International Peacekeeping," "Journal of Peacebuilding and Development," Routledge (forthcoming), and through numerous reports, policy articles, and conference papers. Most recently, she co-edited with David Chandler and Meera Sabaratnam "A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding" (Zed, 2011). Susanna has received several fellowships for her research, including the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Peace Dissertation Fellowship (2008-2009), the Tufts Provost Fellowship, and the Prospective Researcher Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2012). She is currently wrapping up her dissertation – "Organizational Barriers to Peace: Explaining Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Success and Failure" – at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
  • Prospective Researcher Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation (2012)
  • Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace (2008-2009)
  • Tufts University Provost’s Fellowship (2007-2008)

• Campbell, Susanna (2010). Peacebuilding Fund Projects in Burundi: Independent External Evaluation. New York: United Nations.
• Campbell, Susanna P. (2008). "(Dis)integration, Incoherence and Complexity in UN Post-conflict Interventions." International Peacekeeping 15, no. 4:556-569.
• Campbell, Susanna P. and Anja Kaspersen (2008). "Confronting Integration Barriers." International Peacekeeping 15, no. 4:470-485.
• Campbell, Susanna P. (2008). "When Process Matters: The Potential Implications of Organizational Learning for Peacebuilding Success.” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 4, no. 2:20-32.
A Framework for Responsible Aid to Burundi (2003). International Crisis Group Africa Report No. 57. Brussels/Bujumbura: International Crisis Group.

• Campbell, Susanna, David Chandler and Meera Sabaratnam, eds. "A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding." London: Zed Books, December 2011.

• Campbell, Susanna (2012). "Statebuilding." In Roger Mac Ginty ed. Handbook of Peacebuilding. London: Routledge, forthcoming 2012.
• Campbell, Susanna, David Chandler, and Meera Sabaratnam (2011). “Introduction: The Politics of Liberal Peace.” In Susanna Campbell, David Chandler, and Meera Sabaratnam, eds., A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding. London: Zed Books.
• Campbell, Susanna (2011). "Routine Learning? How Peacebuilding Organizations Prevent Liberal Peace." In Susanna Campbell, David Chandler, and Meera Sabaratnam, eds. A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding. London: Zed Books.
• "Institutional Capacity Building for Conflict Sensitivity" (2004). In Conflict Sensitive Approaches to Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Peacebuilding: A Resource Pack. London: International Alert, Saferworld and FEWER.
• Rubin, Barnett with Susanna P. Campbell (1998). “Introduction: Experiences in Prevention.” In Cases and Strategies for Preventive Action. New York: Twentieth Century Fund/ Council on Foreign Relations, p. 1-21.

Faculty Advisor(s)
• Antonia Handler Chayes
Antonia Handler Chayes
Karen Jacobsen
• Karen Jacobson
• Peter Uvin (chair)

Email Address

Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02144