Ali Altiok

Peace Studies & Political Science

Ali Altiok (peace studies and political science) studies political inclusion and securitization of young people in the context of peacebuilding processes. Previously, he has worked as researcher, policy officer and coordinator for several international peacebuilding organizations in New York City. As an in-house research consultant at the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, he supported data analysis and narrative development of the Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, mandated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250. He co-authored the policy paper, We Are Here: An Integrated Approach to Youth Inclusive Peace Processes for the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. 

His work highlights what is transformative to youth agency in peacebuilding and social change. He uses participatory action research methodologies and integrates audio-visual tools to capture what young people do and resist to build peace and protect their rights. He is a former member of the United Networks of Young Peacebuilders. He holds an M.A. in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and an M.A. in Peace and Security Studies from the University of Hamburg (Germany). He is originally from Turkey. 

Ali is a University Presidential Fellow.

Recent Publications

Journal article: Parrin, Anjli, Graeme Simpson, Ali Altiok, and Njoki Wamai. 2022. “Youth and Transitional Justice.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 16 (1): 1–18.