Affiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy
Office: 3024 Sie International Relations Complex
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, Colorado 80208
- 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.
- 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
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.
Kaplan, O. & Albertus, M. (2012). Colombia’s rebels and land reform. The New York Times, October 9, 2012.
- 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)