Oral history interview with Susan L. Woodward, 2013


Woodward, Susan L., 1944 September 6- (Interviewee)
Gavrilis, George (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Susan L. Woodward, 2013
Early life: born in New York, raised in Minnesota where family lives, theme of family's interest in improving public education studying public education; university education: undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, work with Student Project for Amity among Nations, early interest in African political development, visit to Yugoslavia and Croatia, doctoral studies at Princeton Universi ty, Professor Harry H. Eckstein, study of Serbian areas in Croatia; career in academia: positions at Northwestern University, Mount Holyoke College, Williams College, Yale University teaching comparative politics, political theory and international, theme of women in academia in recruitment, tenure, prejudice and authority in the classroom, theme of insularity in academic scholarship and policy-oriented research; research on Eastern Europe: John D. Steinbruner, visiting fellowship at the Brookings Institution, writing of the boom Balkan Tragedy, Slovenian and Croatian independence, work with the United Nations Protection Force of Croatia to asses Yugoslavia; work with Carnegie Corporation: Vartan Gregorian, Simon Chesterman, project connecting young academics, project connecting foreign state experts with locals, research on the role of women in peacebuilding, Alejandro Bendan̋̋a; theme of mediating and managing projects: supporting young academics, getting academic research to policymakers; contemporary events: conflict in Syria, peacebuilding and statebuilding after military intervention and impatience with lengthy processes.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Political scientists; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Balkan Peninsula Politics and government; Gregorian, Vartan; Woodward, Susan L., 1944 September 6-; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
35 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (65 min.)
Note (Biographical)
Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center of the City of New York.
Interviewed by George Gavrilis on April 11, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Susan L. Woodward
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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