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Timothy Sisk, Professor

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Timothy SiskEmail:

Phone: 303-871-2998

Office: 1140 Sie International Relations Complex
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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  • PhD, George Washington University
  • MA, Baylor University
  • BA, Baylor University

Research and Expertise

Sisk's research focuses on the nexus between democracy and governance and the management of conflict in deeply divided societies, especially those emerging from civil war.  He has conducted extensive research on the role of international and regional organizations, particularly the United Nations, in peace operations, peacemaking, and peacebuilding. 

Professional Profile

  • Professor of International and Comparative Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • Faculty, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • Chair of the University of Denver Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Professional Lecturer, Liberal Studies Program, Georgetown University (1993-1998); Department of Political Science, The George Washington University (1992-1993)
  • Program Officer and Research Scholar in the Grant Program of the United States Institute of Peace in Washington (1989-1998)
  • Legislative Assistant for United States Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas (1984-1988)

Recent publications

Peacebuilding in Deeply Divided Societies: Toward Social Cohesion? edited with Fletcher D. Cox, London: Palgrave-MacMillan, forthcoming 2016.

Democratization in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology, edited with Mohammed Ould-Mohamedou, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, forthcoming 2016.


  • INTS 4495: Civil Wars and International Responses I: Causes and Consequences
  • INTS 4595: Civil Wars and International Responses II: Postwar Peacebuilding
  • INTS 4501: Comparative Politics: States and Societies in the 21st Century
  • INTS 4975: Democratization in Africa: Between Liberation and Consolidation
  • INTS 4517: The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies
  • INTS 3030: Sport and International Politics: Power, Culture, and Capitalism
  • INTS 3090: The Nobel Peace Prize: From Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa