Necla Tschirgi

Necla Tschirgi
Phone: (619) 260-7912
Office: Kroc Institute for Peace & Jus 127

Distinguished Professor, Human Security and Peacebuilding

  • PhD, 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, PhD, is a renowned expert in peacebuilding with an extensive international career spanning research, policy analysis, grantmaking, and teaching at the intersection of security and development. Tschirgi teaches graduate courses in post-conflict peacebuilding, international systems related to development and peacebuilding, and is the advisor for undergraduate students seeking a minor in peacebuilding and social innovation.

Prior to joining the Kroc School, Tschirgi served as an in-house consultant/senior policy advisor with the Peacebuilding Support Office at the U.N. Secretariat in New York and 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. She served as a senior specialist with the International Development Research Centre and was instrumental in the creation of its Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program.

Scholarly Work

Tschirgi, Necla and Richard Ponzio. “The Dynamics that Shaped the Establishment of the Peacebuilding Architecture in the Early Years.” In UN Peacebuilding Architecture, edited by Cedric de Coning and Eli Stamnes. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Tschirgi, Necla. “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. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2015.

Tschirgi, Necla and Cedric de Coning. “Ensuring Sustainable Peace: Strengthening Global Security and Justice through the UN Peacebuilding Architecture.” Background Paper. Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. The Hague Institute for Global Justice, 2015.

Tschirgi, Necla. “The Securitisation of Peacebuilding.” In Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding, edited by Roger Mac Ginty. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Tschirgi, Necla, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini, eds. Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.

Full list of publications.

Areas of Interest

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