School of Peace Studies

Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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About the Kroc School

Necla Tschirgi

Professor of Practice, Human Security and Peacebuilding
Advisor, Peace & Justice Minor

  • Ph.D. Political Economy, University of Toronto
  • MA Political Science, American University of Beirut
  • BA Political Science, American University of Beirut

A native of Turkey, Necla Tschirgi joined the Kroc School in September 2010 as Professor of Practice in Human Security and Peacebuilding. Her extensive international career has spanned research, policy analysis, grant making and teaching at the intersection of security and development. Prior to joining the Kroc School, she served as in-house consultant/Senior Policy Advisor with the Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations Secretariat in New York from 2007 to 2009. Previously, she was the Vice President of the International Peace Academy (now the International Peace Institute) in New York where she led the Security-Development Nexus research program from 2001-2005. Her interest in the interplay between development and security dates back to the immediate post-Cold War years when she served as a senior specialist with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada from 1992-2001. She was instrumental in the creation of IDRC’s Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program which she led until her departure for New York.

Areas of Expertise:

• Conflict prevention and mitigation
• Peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction
• Development and security
• Global governance
• Human security

Representative Publications:

• Tschirgi, Necla, Michael Lund and Francesco Mancini, eds. Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections (Boulder, CO.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010)

• Tschirgi, Necla and Richard Ponzio, The Dynamics that Shaped the UN’s Peacebuilding Architecture in the Early Years in The Impact of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture, edited by Cedric de Coning and Eli Stamnes (NUPI, forthcoming)

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)

• Tschirgi, Necla and Cedric de Coning, Ensuring sustainable peace: Strengthening global security and justice through the UN Peacebuilding Architecture, the Hague Institute for Global Justice for the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance (2015)

• Tschirgi, Necla, Securitization and Peacebuilding in Routledge Handbook on Peacebuilding, edited by Roger Mac Ginty (Routledge, 2013)

Full list of publications.

Current Courses:

• Understanding the International System
• Post-conflict Peacebuilding
• Development and Conflict

Contact Information

Necla Tschirgi

Email |
Phone | (619) 260-7912
Office | KIPJ 125

Office Hours

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm

*Students may also make an appointment

Curriculum Vita