The Congress of Berlin by Anton Werner

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Merhaba! Welcome to my website. My name is Konstantinos Travlos, PhD and I am a Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International Relations at Ozyegin University  at Istanbul, Turkey. 

As a scholar I focus on international relations and specifically  international conflict. I am a believer in the use of multiple methodologies when we wish to evaluate the empirical strength of an argument (or as a lay-person would say, whether it is true), even if right now I am focusing on mastering large-n quantitative methods. 

I gained my PhD in December 2013 from the Department of Political Science at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the mentoring of Dr. John Vasquez and Dr. Paul F. Diehl.

My two current major projects is exploring the impact on world politics of the concept of Interstate Managerial Coordination. This concept was developed by me on basis of the work of Peter Wallensteen on universalism and particularism. The second one is a major effort to compile dispute data in the 1715-1815 period.  I am also co-authoring a number of papers on related topics. 

By selecting one of the pages of this site you can access an up to date version of my CV, information about my research interests and output, information about classes I have taught and are teaching, and abstracts of papers I have sent out for publication or presented at professional conferences. This website, like my career is still pretty much a work in progress and new things and information will be added in future dates (such as access to data used in publications, syllabi from courses etc).

What am I teaching next semester?

IR 301: Diplomatic History
A survey course that looks at 300 years of diplomatic history within the current international system, and its european antecedent. Usually includes at least one active learning component.

IR 305: International Relations Theory
A new course for me, but within my teaching competency. The course is an undergraduate survey of the major theories in the study of international relations. My goal is to teach this by focusing on specific contributors, and perhaps going into how their life experiences impacted the formation of their theories.

What am I researching?
Project 1: Working on a co-authored paper on the impact of Interstate Managerial Coordination among the major powers on the dynamics of the Steps to War framework developed by Paul Senese and John A.Vasquez. 

Project 2: Studying the relationship between Major Power Managerial Coordination and Non-State war onset, with Ioannis Ziogas

Project 3: Conducting a Rapid Evidence Assessment of quantitative research on conflict onset with Dr. Gennady Rudkevich

Project 4:  Working with Maria Lotito on a paper comparing the Arab Spring with the Spring of Nations

Project 5:Working on paper that seeks to explain under what conditions military mobilization that was done with diplomatic, rather than military, goals in mine leads to war.

Project 6: Editing a multi-disciplinary edited volume for the upcoming centenary of the Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1922. This will include also a substantive chapter for me.

Three other projects are currently under review.

I have begun a new blog in collaboration with associates. You can follow it at

I will be co-host for the 7th Eurasian Peace Science Network Meeting. You can see the call for proposals at

The Interstate Managerial Coordination (IMaC) data for the Major Power network is now available on this blog. Please click on Research I on the pages tab to get to the links.

"Asian International Studies Review"
will be publishing my research paper 
"From Universalism to Managerial Coordination: Major Power Regulation of the Use of Force"
2016, Volume 17, No 2, pp 27-53
you can check out their site at

"Uluslararasi iliskiler-Journal of International Relations"
published my research paper
"Islands in a Sea of Fog: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of Quantitative Research in the pre-1816 Period"
2016,Volume 13,No 50,pp 21-60
you can check out their site at

Turkish Review is publishing in Volume 6, Issue 3 a peer reviewed opinion piece by me "‘Narratives within rivalry: Greek popular views on the
refugee crisis"