Ali Askarov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Dr. Askarov previously taught peace studies, international relations, political history, public international law, and political ideas and ideologies at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and University of Regina. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships offered by the US Department of State and the Open Society Foundation. His publications include numerous articles. Dr. Askarov is an author or co-author of several books. His research includes ethnic conflict, terrorism, religious studies, peace education, conflict transformation, qualitative research methods, and the history of political ideas, among others. He is also a research fellow for the Center for New North Carolinians.
Dr. Askarov has been interviewed for various television programs regarding international conflicts, terrorism, and national security issues. His present research includes ongoing refugee issues, contending interests of Russia and Turkey in Syria, the collusion of legitimate and covert politics in the Middle East, international terrorism, and identity formation and change.