- PhD, Stanford University; MA, Stanford University; BA, cum laude, Princeton University
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- The garden next to Bender Arena
- Dr. Charles “Chuck” Call, an associate professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, focuses on post-war peacebuilding, statebuilding, democratization, human rights and police and justice reform. He has conducted field research in Central America, West Africa, the Balkans, Colombia, Haiti and Afghanistan. In 2012-14 he served as senior advisor in the State Department. In 2017 he was senior external advisor to the World Bank/UN report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict, and spent 2004-05 working at UN headquarters. He has consulted for Human Rights Watch, the UN Development Programme, and the European Commission.
Dr. Call's research interests include post-war peacebuilding, post-conflict governance and reconstruction, Latin America & the Caribbean, human rights and democratization, and justice and security sector reform.
- Why Peace Fails: The Causes and Prevention of Civil War Recurrence. Georgetown University Press, 2012.
- Building States to Build Peace.(ed.) Lynne Rienner, 2008.
- Constructing Security and Justice After War. (ed.) U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2007.
- “Beyond the ‘Failed State’: Toward Conceptual Alternatives,” European Journal of International Relations, 17, 2 (June 2011, online April 2010).
- "The Fallacy of the Failed State,” Third World Quarterly 29,8 (December 2008).
- “Knowing Peace When You See It: Setting Standards for Peacebuilding Success,” Civil Wars 10, 2 (June 2008), 174-195.
- “Ending Wars and Building Peace,” International Studies Perspectives 9,1 (February 2008), pp. 1-21 (with Elizabeth Cousens).
- “Democratization, War, and State-Building: Constructing the Rule of Law in El Salvador,” Journal of Latin American Studies 35:4 (November 2003).
- “War Transitions and the New Civilian Security in Latin America.” Comparative Politics, 35:1 (October 2002).
- “On Democracy and Peacebuilding,” Global Governance 9,2 (Spring 2003), co-authored with Susan Cook.
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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace, 2008-09.
- Guest Scholar and Grant Recipient, U.S. Institute of Peace. "Constructing Security and Justice after War" Project, 2001-03.
- Research and Writing Grant Recipient, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2000.
- Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1995-96.
- National Security Education Program Fellow, 1995-96.
- Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation Grant Recipient, 1995.
- Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellow, 1995-96.
- National Science Foundation Fellow, 1988-90.
- United Nations Secretariat, New York
- United Nations Development Programme and International Peace Academy
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- United Nations UN Development Programme and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations
- Human Rights Watch, Colombia
- Human Rights Watch, Russia
- European Commission/US Agency for International Development
- Ford Foundation
- Inter-American Development Bank
- U.S. Department of Justice