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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver campus

Faculty & Research Centers

Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Oliver KaplanAffiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center

Email: oliver.kaplan@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2377


Office: 307 Ben M. Cherrington Hall
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, Colorado 80208

Website: http://mysite.du.edu/~okaplan2/Welcome.html

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Education

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BA, University of California, San Diego

Research and Expertise

Civil war, human rights, counterinsurgency, foreign development assistance, drug-trafficking issues, civilian protection, social movements, Latin America, Colombia.

Professional Profile

  • Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2013-present); Lecturer (2012); Affiliate of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy; Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University (2010-2011)
  • His book project, Civilian Autonomy in Civil War, received the Diskin Dissertation award honorable mention from the Latin American Studies Association

Recent Publications

Kaplan, O. (2013). Nudging armed groups: How civilians transmit norms of protection. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(3). 62.

Kaplan, O. (2013). Protecting civilians in civil war: The institution of the ATCC in Colombia. 2013. Journal of Peace Research, 50(3), 351–367.

Albertus, M. & Kaplan, O. (2012). Land reform as a counterinsurgency policy:  The case of Colombia. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 57(2), 198–231.

Courses

  • INTS 4875: Human Rights and Foreign Policy (Fall 2012)
  • INTS 4595: Civil Wars and International Responses Part II: Post-War Peacebuilding (Winter 2013)
  • INTS: Civilian Protection in Armed Conflicts (Spring 2013)