School of International Service
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.
BBC World Service
ABC World News This Morning
The Boston Globe
The Chicago Tribune
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The New York Times
The Washington Times
The Los Angeles Times
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