Huseyin Ilgaz

Huseyin Ilgaz is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science with specializations in international relations and comparative politics. His research focuses on peace, conflict resolution, civil conflict, external interventions, conflict termination, temporal interdependence, bargaining theory, and democratization. He is currently writing a dissertation on the role of external interventions in ending internal wars. The chapter on interdependence in his dissertation was awarded the best graduate student paper at the 2017 PPSA Conference.

Huseyin graduated summa cum laude in Turkey with a Bachelor of Science in Systems and industrial Engineering. He holds three Master of Arts degrees in Strategic Management, Security Studies, and International Relations from universities in Turkey and the United States. Prior to coming to Pitt, Huseyin worked as a state official on various topics, including management, leadership, strategic planning, and counterterrorism.

Courses Taught

• PS 0500 World Politics

• PS 0300 Comparative Politics

• PS 1534 Civil Wars

• PS 1537 Peacemaking and Peacekeeping 

• PS 1302 Political Development (as guest lecturer)

Research Interest Summary

international relations; conflict resolution; civil wars; conflict termination; bargaining theory


Area of Study