New SIPA-authored books discuss natural disasters, cultural diplomacy, more

I’m always excited to share news about our Seeple. And since the academic year is already underway, I thought everyone would like to hear about the recent literary achievements of some of our SIPA faculty members. Who knows; maybe one of these titles will inspire you as you work on your admissions applications!

SIPA lecturer Hisham Aidi is the winner of a 2015 American Book Award for Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. The book “delves into the role of America’s cultural diplomacy and how different states are trying to use music to shape Islamic politics and discourses.” Read the Q&A about Rebel Music and the American Book Award with SIPA News here.







Professor Séverine Autesserre‘s new book,  Peaceland, “analyzes the everyday practices, narratives and habits of interveners in peace operations and how these often-unconscious factors influence and sometimes impair the effectiveness of international efforts.”  Read the Q&A about Peaceland with Global Peace Operations Review here.





Professor John Mutter‘s book, The Disaster Profiteerslooks at the “role of natural disasters in constraining development opportunities for poor and emerging societies.” Read the Q&A about The Disaster Profiteers with SIPA News here.








Adjunct associate professor Gernot Wagner‘s new book Climate Shock, received a great review by Jeffrey Sachs: “deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read,” Climate Shock reminds readers of the unknown risks associated with climate change, underscoring the need to address the issue.” Read the Q&A about Climate Shock with SIPA News here.