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Moving On

July 29, 2008

This post is to briefly announce my departure from University of Pittsburgh‘s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and relocation to the Department of Political Science at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Although I’ve loved Pittsburgh and my students/colleagues at GSPIA (and though we gave serious thought to remaining in the city solely to help galvanize our neighbors in November’s general election as we did in the primary), in the end my husband and I could not turn down the chance to join a department redesigning itself along interdisciplinary, cross-subfield lines, and to live on enough land where we could really grow garlic.

The joys of relocation may explain my absence from blogging for a bit beginning on August 1st, but I’ll be back. My gmail address remains the same; new website is to be found here.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.