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Necla Tschirgi

Distinguished Professor, Human Security and Peacebuilding

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, human security, global governance, and the international system.

Prior to joining the Kroc School in 2010, Tschirgi served as an in-house consultant and senior policy advisor with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) at the U.N. Secretariat in New York and as vice president of the International Peace Academy (now the International Peace Institute) in New York, where she led the Security-Development Nexus research program. Previously, she was a senior specialist with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and was instrumental in the creation of its Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program.