CATHERINE LANGLOIS: Game theorist & professor at the Georgetown School of Business

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I am a game theorist and professor at the Georgetown School of Business. I have a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. I have published on the game theoretic aspects of war and peace, international agreements, ally behavior and security in the top journals in political science. I now serve as Senior Editor for one of these journals: International Studies Quarterly. In a past academic life I published in the area of pricing and investigated the relevance of my approach to markup pricing in various industries. I am the incoming President of the Peace Science Society International. For the past decade I have served as Ombudsperson for faculty at Georgetown University

What do you do best?

I am a versatile scholar with expertise in many areas. As a result my approach to a topic is typically quite unique and out of the mainstream.

What makes you the best?

I am not the best. But I strive to sustain a meaningful stream of scholarly research that deals with important questions.

Biggest success?

Being elected President of the Peace Science Society International, a society of scholars dedicated to the scientific study of peace and conflict.

What are your aspirations?

Personal: To lead a principled, rich and compassionate life.

Business: To advance knowledge in my field.

Most challenging moment?

Most serious professional endeavors are challenging.  

Favorite Motto:

"Let there be light"

Favorite People:

Albert Schweitzer, JS Bach

Favorite Places:

Paris, Saigon, Barcelona and Yosemite

Favorite Products:

The i-phone, Steinway pianos

Current Passions:

Music, Tai Chi