V. Page Fortna is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on peacekeeping, war termination, and the durability of peace in interstate and civil wars. Fortna teaches classes on international politics, war termination, cooperation and security, and research methods. She is currently working on two projects, one on long-term historical trends in war termination, and one on terrorism in civil wars.
Fortna recently won the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association for her significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research. She has been a Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a Visiting Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA. Before coming to Columbia, Fortna was a pre-doctoral and then a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Before graduate school, Fortna worked at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.