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Josef Korbel School of International StudiesSié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy



Sié Center Faculty Publications

Debbi ThumbnailDeborah AvantSié Chéou-Kang Chair for International  Security and Diplomacy, 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.

Marie BerryMarie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Berry is a political sociologist with a research focus on mass violence, gender, and development. Her current book project, War, Women, and Political Power in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, examines the impact of war and genocide on women's informal and formal political participation in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Epstien Rachel EpsteinProfessor, 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 HendrixAssociate Professor and Director of the Sié Center, 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, Associate 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.


Julia MacdonaldAssistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Dr. Macdonald's research and teaching focus on state threat assessments, use of force decisions, and U.S. military strategy and effectiveness.

timothysisk Timothy 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.