B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master in Public Affairs Princeton University; Ph.D. Harvard University
Professor Gilligan has conducted research in international cooperation including trade policy, human rights, and international peacekeeping. He also has contributed to more general theories of international cooperation. Recently he has begun to question how states recover from civil conflict with the help of the international community conducting field research in Nepal, Cambodia, Sudan, Nigeria, and other countries. He teaches Introduction to International Politics and a seminar on Civil Wars and International Interventions.