Fall 2014 – present Assistant Professor, International Relations
Ozyegin University, Turkey
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science
Georgia Southern University
Ph.D Political Science; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2014)
Dissertation: From Warmongers to Peace Builders: Major Power Managerial Coordination and the transformation of international relations, 1715-2001 (Chair: John A. Vasquez)
MA International Relations; University of Chicago (2008) Thesis: No War Alike? Spheres of Influence, Sources of National Power, Great Powers and War (Advisor: Charles Lipson)
B.A. (Ptychion) International and European Studies; Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece (2005)
Peer-Reviewed Research Publications
Interstate Managerial Coordination Research Program
“From Universalism to Managerial Coordination: Major Power Regulation of the Use of Force”. 2016. Asian International Studies Review. 17(2):27-53
1715-1815 Militarized Interstate Disputes Dataset Research Program
"Islands in a sea of fog: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of Quantitative Research in the pre-1816 period”.2016. Uluslararası Ilişkiler-Journal of International Relations. 13(50):21-60
Other Research Programs
“Terminated or Just Interrupted? How the End of a Rivalry Plants the Seeds for Future Conflict.” (with Gennady Rudkevich and Paul F. Diehl). 2013. Social Science Quarterly. 94(1): 158-174.
Other Peer-Reviewed Publications
"Narratives within rivalry: Greek popular views on the refugee crisis".2016. Turkish Review. 6(3): 148-150
Research under Review
“A re-evaluation of system-level predictors of interstate war” with Daniel Geller
“Rivalry Linkages and Rivalry Intensity: The Greek-Turkish Case” with Deniz Senol Sert
Research in Progress
"The Logic of Internal Conflict Internationalization: Comparing the Arab Spring to the Spring of Nations" with Maria Lotito.
“By Consent and Management: Interstate Managerial Coordination within International Relations” book length manuscript
“Salvation and Catastrophe: The Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1923” edited volume for which I am the editor and contributing the following chapter “The Correlates of Obsession: Selectorate Dynamics and the decision of Venizelos for military intervention in Asia Minor”.
Other Scholarly Publications relevant to Political Science/IR
The US-Iraq Conflict: A war of Rivlary? (with Brandon Valeriano) http://www.whiteoliphaunt.com/duckofminerva/2013/03/the-us-iraq-conflict-a-war-of-rivalry.html
Why the Crimea is the Third Rail of International Politics
Dealing with Klingons: Or the Industrial Revolution and International Relations
Dealing with Klingons II: The Industrial Revolution Strikes Back
The 2015 Greek Election and the Transnational Implications
Teaching Experience (Main Instructor, Course Creator)
Ozyegin University (2014-present)
o IR 201 Research Methods I
o IR 202 Research Methods II
o IR 302 Introduction to International Relations
o IR 301 Diplomatic History
o IR 312 American Government
o IR 315 Peace and Conflict Studies
o IR 317 Strategies of Violent and Non-Violent Political Conflict
o IR 305 International Relations Theory
o IR 311 Wars beyond the West-Writing Intensive Course
Georgia Southern University (2013-2014)
o POLS 1101 Introduction to American Government
o POLS 2130 Scopes and Methods in Political Science
o POLS 4031 The Great Powers and International Relations
o POLS 4138 International Terrorism
o POLS 4301 Non-Western Wars: Causes and Consequences
o POLS 7030 Theories of War
o POLS 7437 Statistics for Social Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2012-2013)
o GLBL 296 Non-Western Wars and their Legacy
o PS 280 Introduction to International Relations (Online Course)
o PS 200 Foundations of Political Science (Online Course)
Invited Conference/Workshop Presentations
“Doing Multimethod research in 10,000 words or less: Mobilization Follies in International Relations”, presented at the 3rd All Azimuth Workshop “Methods in Turkish IR”, hosted by the Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research at Bilkent University, September 18-19, 2017, Ankara, Turkey.
“Comparative Patterns of Conflict Internationalization: The Arab Spring and the Spring of Nations” with Maria Lotito, at International Studies Association Convention 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
“A multi-method analysis of the causes of major power regulatory coordination” at International Studies Association Convention 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
“The 1715-1815 Militarized Interstate Dispute Dataset Project: An Introduction" with Daniel Geller, at International Studies Association Convention 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
“Regulating Ares: Major Power Managerial Coordination and the Status-Quo” Poster Session at Peace Science Society(International) Annual North American Meeting 2015, Oxford, Mississippi
"A Peace of Lead: Major Power Coordination and Extra-State War 1816-2007" at Midwest Political Science Association Conference 2015, Chicago, Illinois
“The Major Powers and their relation to Peace: Capability Distribution, Liberal Primacy or Managerial Coordination?” at International Studies Association Convention 2014, Toronto, Canada.
“A Peace of Lead: Major Power Coordination and Extra-State War 1816-2007" at Midwest Political Science Association Conference 2015, Chicago, Illinois.
“The Major Powers and their relation to Peace: Capability Distribution, Liberal Primacy, or Managerial Coordination?” at International Studies Association Convention 2014, Toronto, Canada.
“Do We Know Too Much About Military Conflict? A Rapid Evidence Assessment of Quantitative Explanations of Interstate Conflict Onset” (with Gennady Rudkevich) at International Studies Association Convention 2014, Toronto, Canada.
"Primacy or Cooperation? The major powers and the global spread of democracy,” at Peace Science Society (International) Meeting 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee.
“Major Power Cooperation and Escalation to War, 1816-2001: A Research Note” at Peace Science Society (International) Meeting 2011, Los Angeles California (Poster Session).
“Structural Pacifying Factors and Dyadic Peace: An Empirical Assessment, 1816-2001” at MPSA 2011, Chicago Illinois.
“Terminated or Just Interrupted: How the End of Rivalry Plants the Seeds for Future Conflict” with Diehl, Paul and Gennady Rudkevich at ISA Midwest 2010, St. Louis Missouri.
“The Paths to Exclusivity: Rivalry and the Exclusivity of Spheres of Influence” at ISA Midwest 2009, St. Louis Missouri.
Awards and Certifications
Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship Program 2012-2013, University of Uppsala
Boylan/Sidlik Fellow 2007-2008, University of Chicago
NATO Scholarship Program Fellow 2006-2007 via the Hellenic Institute of State Scholarships, University of Chicago
Graduate Teacher Certificate 2011, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2009, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
International Studies Association
Eurasian Peace Science Network
Peace Science Society (International)
Midwest Political Science Association
Service to Graduate Students
MA Thesis Jury Defense, “The Impact of Domestic Politics on Mediation Behaviour” by Esra Bicer, Sabanci University
Department of International Relations, Ozyegin Univeristy, 2015-ongoing, Academic Advisor
Department of International Relations, Ozyegin University. 2014-ongoing, Coordinator for Erasmus and International Exchange Program
Department of International Relations, Ozyegin University. 2014-2016, Twitter Account Administrator
Commencement 2016, Ozyegin University
Commencement 2015, Ozyegin University
Commencement 2013, Georgia Southern University
Showcase 2013, Bo Gin Scholarship Committee, Georgia Southern University
Service to the Field
6th Eurasian Peace Science Conference, May 18th 2017, Co-host, Istanbul, Turkey
Discussant, Syrian Conflict and Cross-Border Consequences: A Multi- Disciplinary Discussion, International Studies Association Convention 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
Discussant, Major Powers and International Politics Poster Section, Midwest Political Science Association Conference 2015, Chicago, Illinois
Conflict Management and Peace Science
Journal of International Relations-Uluslararari Iliskiler
Other Scholarly Activities
Publications in Military History
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Museums in Athens, The Foreign Correspondent, Issue 109, January 2016
Events in Athens, June 1863, part 1,The Foreign Correspondent, Issue 111, July 2016
Events in Athens, June 1863, part 2,The Foreign Correspondent, Issue 112, October 2016
The Garibaldini Corps in the First Balkan War, The Foreign Correspondent, Issue 114, April 2017
An overview of the Hellenic Army from 1870 to 1897,The Foreign Correspondent, Issue 115, July 2017