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Timothy Sisk, Professor, Associate Dean for Research

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, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Program on Fragile States of the Sié Chéou Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the 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
  • Editor of the journal of the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS), and Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations.
  • 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) 


  • 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