Oliver Kaplan

Associate Professor

Josef Korbel School
of International Studies


Welcome to my website!

I am an Associate Professor in International Relations and Human Rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Colorado.

I am the author of the book, Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves (Cambridge University Press, 2017), also available in Spanish

At the Korbel School I am the Associate Director of Human Trafficking Center.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and completed my B.A. at UC San Diego. My research interests include empirical studies of civil wars and human rights. My research employs multiple research methods, including interviews, statistical analysis, and archival research and I have conducted fieldwork in Colombia and the Philippines. I am also a regular blogger on
Political Violence @ a Glance.


Ben M. Cherrington Hall

2201 South Gaylord Street

Denver, Colorado 80208-0500

oliver.kaplan ‘at’ du.edu


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