Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
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Dr. Necla Tschirgi


  • Senior Advisor


Dr. Necla Tschirgi is a Senior Advisor to IPTI and a member of IPTI's Advisory Board. She is Professor of Practice in Human Security and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. A native of Turkey, Dr. Tschirgi's international career has spanned research, policy analysis, teaching at the intersection of security and development. Prior to joining the Kroc School in September 2010, she served as in-house consultant/Senior Policy Advisor with the Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations (2007-2009); Vice President of the International Peace Academy in New York (2001-2006); and head of the Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa (1997 to 2001). Her recent publications include: Development and Security in the Oxford Handbook on International Security (forthcoming) and Rebuilding War-torn Societies: A Critical Review of International Approaches in Managing Conflict in a World Adrift, edited by Chester Crocker, Pamela Aall and Fen Hampson (USIP, 2015)