Andrej Tusicisny earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York with concentrations in international relations and comparative politics. In addition to a doctorate, he also has three Master’s degrees from Columbia University and the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in Geneva. In the academic year 2013-14, Andrej will be a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
Drawing on approaches from political science, economics, and psychology, Andrej’s experimental research focuses on microdynamics of conflict and cooperation. His research articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Peace Research and International Political Science Review. He is currently writing a book, tentatively entitled Reciprocity and Prejudice: An Experiment of Hindu-Muslim Cooperation in the Slums of Mumbai. The book develops and tests a new theory to explain intergroup cooperation and conflict. The field research in India conducted for this project combined laboratory experiments, an original survey, and interviews.
Andrej has taught various political science courses, either as an independent instructor or a teaching assistant. In addition to teaching at Columbia, his lectures at NATO Defense College and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies helped senior government officials and military officers from different countries apply the newest insights from the academic field of international relations in their everyday jobs.