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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
Associate Director of the Korbel Latin America Center

Email: oliver.kaplan@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2377


Office: 3024 Sie International Relations Complex
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

Nonviolence, peacebuilding, human rights, human trafficking, foreign policy, civil war, civilian protection, social movements, counterinsurgency, reintegration, DDR, foreign development assistance, drug-trafficking issues, 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 forthcoming book, "Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves" (Cambridge University Press), received the Diskin Dissertation award honorable mention from the Latin American Studies Association
  • Regular blogger at Political Violence @ a Glance http://politicalviolenceataglance.org/authors/oliver-kaplan/
  • Council on Foreign Relations Term Member

Recent Publications

Kaplan, Oliver and Enzo Nussio (2016). Explaining Recidivism of Ex-combatants in Colombia. Journal of Conflict Resolution, DOI: 10.1177/0022002716644326
http://jcr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/09/0022002716644326.abstract

Kaplan, Oliver and Enzo Nussio (2015). Community Counts: The Social Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Colombia. Conflict Management and Peace Science DOI: 10.1177/0738894215614506
http://cmp.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/20/0738894215614506

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

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

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

Kaplan, Oliver (2015). Peace is Coming to Colombia (Despite recent setbacks, the negotiation process between FARC and the government remains on track). Foreign Policy (Democracy Lab). https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/14/peace-is-coming-to-colombia-farc-negotiations-peace-talks/#

Kaplan, Oliver and Kate Castenson (2015) 'To end forced marriage, we must work with the whole community.' CNN.com (The CNN Freedom Project). http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/02/opinions/fighting-forced-marriage/index.html

Kaplan, Oliver (2014). Colombia Calls a Draw in the War on Drugs (After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem). Foreign Policy (Democracy Lab).
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/13/colombia_calls_a_draw_in_the_war_on_drugs

Kaplan, Oliver & Michael Albertus (2012). Colombia's rebels and land reform. The New York Times, October 9, 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/opinion/colombias-rebels-and-land-reform.html

Courses

  • INTS 4875: Human Rights and Foreign Policy (Fall 2012, Winter 2014, Winter 2015)
  • INTS 4595: Civil Wars and International Responses Part II: Post-War Peacebuilding (Winter 2013)
  • INTS 4630: Civilian Protection in Armed Conflicts (Spring 2013, Winter 2014)
  • INTS 4500: Social Science Methods (Spring 2014, Winter 2015)
  • INTS 4644: Human Rights Research Methods (Fall 2014)