Stathis Kalyvas (Keynote Speaker)

Stathis Kalyvas is the Gladstone Professor of Government at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a fellow of All Souls College. Until December 2017, he was the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also founded and headed the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence.

Previously he held a position of an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago (2000-2003),  of an Assistant Professor at the New York University (1994-2000) and at Ohio State University (1993-1994). He received his PhD in 1993 from the University of Chicago.

He received a significant number of scientific awards including the Gregory Luebbert Best Book Award for The Logic of Violence in Civil War, awarded by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for the best book in comparative politics, 2008. For the same publication, he was awarded also the European Academy of Sociology Award, 2008, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, awarded by the American Political Science Association for “the best book published in the United States during the prior year on government, politics or international affairs,” 2007. Since 2008 he serves as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Presented lecture: The Landscape of Political Violence

Selective list of publications:

  • Civil Wars. London: Polity Press, 2018. Forthcoming
  • Modern Greece: What everyone needs to know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Is ISIS a Revolutionary Group and if Yes, What Are the Implications? Perspectives on Terrorism, 2015, 9:4, 42-47.
  • How Civil Wars Help Explain Organized Crime–And How They Do Not. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015, 59:8, 1517-1540.
  • Militias in Civil Wars: An Emerging Research Agenda. With Corinna
    Jentzsch & Livia I. Schubiger. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015, 59:5, 755-769.
  • Rebel Governance in the Greek Civil War. In Ana Arjona, Nelson Kasfir & Zachariah Mampilly (eds.), Rebel Governance in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 119-137.
  • The “Turkish Model” in the Matrix of Political Catholicism. In Ahmet
    T. Kuru and Alfred Stepan (eds), Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012, 187-198.
  • The Changing Character of Civil Wars, 1800-2009. In Hew Strachan
    and Sibylle Scheipers (eds.), The Changing Character of War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 202-219
  • Order, Conflict, Violence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (edited with Ian Shapiro and Tarek Massoud).
  • The Logic of Violence in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.