Stephanie Schwartz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-2019) at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania's global policy research center. In Fall 2019, Schwartz will join the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California as assistant professor of international relations. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. Schwartz's research focuses on the nexus of migration, violence, and peacebuilding. Her current project examines how the return of displaced populations affects post-conflict environments, with a particular focus on East Africa. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Columbia Global Policy Initiative. You can read more about it in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog. Schwartz has worked with international policy organizations including the U.S. Institute of Peace, the World Bank, and the Sudd Institute. She is also the author of Agents of Change: Youth in Post-Conflict Reconstruction. The book challenges prior notions of the impact of the global youth population bulge.