Conor Seyle

Peace Research Director
Conor Seyle
Position: Director
Expertise: Business and Peace, Global Governance, Maritime Security Governance, Post-Traumatic Conflict Recovery, Responsibility to Protect

Conor Seyle is a political psychologist and holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas. At OEF Research, his work focuses on questions of how non-state actors support peace or conflict, transnational governance structure, and the long-term impact of conflict and mass trauma on survivors. Previously, Conor worked with a number of NGOs interested in good governance and the impact of mass traumas including the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Issues Deliberation Australia/America, and Psychology Beyond Borders. He has also worked on deliberative democracy initiatives including the National Issues Forums and Americans Discuss Social Security, and is a FEMA-approved trainer for the Crisis Counseling Program (the US governmental response to mass traumatic events).


Publications

State of Maritime Piracy 2013

The State of Maritime Piracy 2013

Written by Conor Seyle, Jens Vestergaard Madsen, Kellie Brandt, Ben Purser, Heather Randall, Kellie Roy on May 7, 2014

Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched the fourth installment of its annual reports detailing the economic and human costs of African maritime piracy.

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Understanding Governance

Understanding Governance, State of the World 2014 report

Written by Conor Seyle, Matthew Wilburn King on April 29, 2014

"Understanding Governance" is Chapter 2 in the State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability by The Worldwatch Institute.

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Non State actors and Governance

The Rise of Non-State Actors in Global Governance: Opportunities and Limitations

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, Thomas G. Weiss on August 17, 2013

The success of non-state actors does not mean that intergovernmental organizations have no role — quite the contrary.

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The Cost Of Maritime Piracy

The Human Cost of Maritime Piracy 2012

Written by Conor Seyle, Kaija Hurlburt on June 1, 2013

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of the One Earth Future Foundation; the International Maritime Bureau (IMB); and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to present the Human Cost of Maritime Piracy, 2012.

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Burden Sharing Governance

Burden Sharing Multi-level Governance: A Study of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

Written by Conor Seyle, Danielle A. Zach, Jens Vestergaard Madsen on May 26, 2013

The world confronts many threats with transnational dimensions that transcend the the capacity of states to address.

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Business Participation in the Responsibility to Protect

Business Participation in the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle on April 26, 2013

Past research on business engagement with human rights, peace, and security has identified specific reasons why national and transnational companies may be interested in participating, as well as how they have contributed to protecting human rights

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Governance, Democracy and Peace: How State Capacity and Regime Type Influence the Prospects for War and Peace

Written by Conor Seyle, David Cortright, Kristen Wall on April 26, 2013

This white paper offers a synthetic review of empirical evidence on the elements of state governance that affect interstate and intrastate armed conflict. In the first part of the paper we examine state capacity and institutional quality.

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