Oliver Kaplan joined the faculty of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as a Lecturer in Human Rights in 2012. He was previously a postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School working with the Empirical Studies of Conflict project (and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University from 2010-2011). His main research interests include the study of alternative conflict resolution and counterinsurgency strategies. His book project, “Civilian Autonomy in Civil War,” examines how civilian communities organize to protect themselves from wartime violence and received the Diskin Dissertation award honorable mention from the Latin American Studies Association. He uses mixed methods in his research and has conducted fieldwork in Colombia and The Philippines. He is currently working on additional projects on the link between land and conflict and post-conflict state consolidation processes. His research has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation and other grants and has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, and National Interest. Kaplan received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and completed his B.A. at UC San Diego.
Posts by Oliver Kaplan:
- Supporting the Peace Talks in Colombia, April 18, 2013.
- Resolving the Syria Crisis: Conference Report, February 26, 2013.
- The Great Drug Bust, January 28, 2013.
- Gun Control for Rebels, January 17, 2012.
- Postcards from West Point, December 18, 2012.
- Surprises and Non-Surprises at the Foreign Policy Debate, October 23, 2012.
- On Keeping a Colombian Peace, October 17, 2012.
- Landing a Peace Agreement with the FARC, October 9, 2012.
- Postcard from the Surviving Violence Workshop, October 2, 2012.
- Libyan Counter-Protests: An Everyday Affair?, October 1, 2012.
- 23,000 Killed Is Not a Red Line, September 4, 2012.
- Locals Nix the Narcos, and the Narcs, July 27, 2012.
- Operation Ramadan?, July 16, 2012.
- Syria: UN Monitors a Failure?, June 20, 2012.