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Description: Description: Description: Description: DSC_2035JAROSLAV TIR is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and 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). He specializes in international relations, with a focus on causes, consequences, and management of armed conflicts. His research spans the topics of territorial disputes, environmental conflict and security, domestic and ethnic conflict, and diversionary theory of war. 

Dr. Tir 's current work includes a book manuscript on civil war management by economic international organizations; projects on impact of territorial disputes on regime type, inter-ethnic relations, and status of women; research on rally effects in wake of international militarized conflict; and a series of projects on politics of freshwater scarcity. 

Related to the water issues, 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.

Google Scholar page.

E-mail: jtir [at] colorado {dot} edu


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