Peter Uvin, Ph.D.

Professor of Government


International Relations

Areas of Expertise

Conflict resolution
Food policy
Human Rights
NGO scaling up


Ph.D. in Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Course certificate, International Graduate School, University of Stockholm, Sweden; Licence in Political Science, University of Ghent, Belgium; Licence in Diplomatic Science, University of Ghent, Belgium

Awards and Affiliations

Guggenheim Fellow (2006-2007)

African Studies Association Herskovits Award for the most outstanding book on Africa in 1998

Research and Publications

Life After Violence: A People’s Story of Burundi. London, Zed books, 2008.

Human Rights and Development. West Hartford, Kumarian Press, 2004.

Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda. West Hartford, Kumarian Press, 1998. (translated in French as Aide complice? Aide au développement au Rwanda avant le génocide. Paris, L’Harmattan, 1999.)

The International Organization of Hunger. London, Kegan Paul/Columbia University Press, 1994.

And by appointment
Monday, 3-5pm
Thursday, 1-3pm
Tuesday, 7-9pm
Wednesday, 6-8pm