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Sié Center Faculty Publications

Avant Deborah AvantSié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Avant's research focuses on civil-military relations, the role of non-state actors in security, the politics of controlling violence, and global governance.

Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Chenoweth conducts research on the causes and effects of insurgency, terrorism, and strategic nonviolent resistance, and  focuses on three main questions: why do non-state groups use political violence, what are the alternatives to political violence, and how can states best combat non-state political violence?

Epstien Rachel Epstein, Associate Professor and Director, MA in International Security, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Epstein's research and teaching focus on the relationship between the economy and security outcomes, international organizations and domestic compliance, the politics of finance, states in transition, and civil-military relations.

Cullen Hendrix

Cullen HendrixAssistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Hendrix has published widely on the topics of contentious politics, the environment and civil conflict, food security, and human rights. His current work focuses on the political and economic consequences of environmental degradation and climate change for peace, security, and stability in the developing world, with a particular emphasis on Africa.

Oliver KaplanOliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Kaplan is an expert on civilian participation and community organizations in Colombia and has studied how communities organize to protect themselves from wartime violence. He has diverse research interests in the issues areas of counterinsurgency, civilian protection and autonomy, indigenous groups, and land tenancy.

Timothy SiskTimothy Sisk, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Sisk's research has focused on 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 with particular attention to the role of democracy and governance and electoral processes in conflict-affected countries.