Jaroslav Tir
Director of Graduate Studies • Professor
Graduate Program

KTCH 226

JAROSLAV TIR (PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001) specializes in international relations, with a focus on causes, consequences, and management of armed conflicts. He is the author of Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries (Oxford University Press, 2018, with Johannes Karreth; see the PV@AG and OUPblog posts). Dr. Tir’s research spans the topics of territorial disputes, environmental conflict and security, domestic and ethnic conflict, and rally and diversionary dynamics. Dr. Tir's work has been published in outlets such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Global Environmental Change, Comparative Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and others.

Dr. Tir has been awarded grants to study how climate change impacts violence patterns in rural Kenya (NSF IBSS grant with John O’Loughlin and Terrance McCabe, $1 million) and how institutionalized international river cooperation can prevent the so-called water wars of the future (NSF/DOD Minerva grant with Douglas Stinnett, $236,000). Other awards received by Dr. Tir include a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant (Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), the Walter Isard Award for the Best Dissertation, 2000-2002 given by the Peace Science Society International, and the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction.