Conor Seyle

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

women and nonviolent campaigns policy brief

Women’s Participation and The Fate Of Nonviolent Campaigns | Policy Brief

Written by Erica Chenoweth, Conor Seyle, Sahana Dharmapuri on September 30, 2019

This research examines the effects of women’s representation in resistance movements on their choice of strategies and movement effectiveness.  The Women in Resistance (WiRe) data set is the first attempt to assess resistance movements on the degree

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Private Sector Role in Reporting

The Role of the Private Sector in Support of Reporting Under SDG 16

Written by Conor Seyle, Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies on March 1, 2018

In Sustainable Development Goal 16, UN member states committed themselves to tracking and releasing information about the closely related issues of peace, justice, inclusion, and good governance.  Collecting good data about these issues is difficult

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Governance for Peace

Written by Conor Seyle on December 12, 2017

Governance systems that contribute to stable peace are characterized by having inclusive means of operating, participatory systems that bring the governed into the process of decision making, systems for accountability that ensure transparent and

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Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

Written by Conor Seyle, OEF Research, Kelsey Coolidge on April 20, 2017

This guide was produced by the Stanley Foundation in collaboration with the Stimson Center. It reviews findings from a seven week consultation process with eighty-two professionals working in global governance.

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Refugees and National Security

Fact Sheet: Refugees and U.S. National Security

Written by Conor Seyle, OEF Research, Kelsey Coolidge on February 24, 2017

This fact sheet provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.

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Business can support Responsibility to Protect

How Business Can Support the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle on November 29, 2016

A major contribution to the prevention and cessation of mass atrocities was the development of the “Responsibility to Protect” as a formal commitment by United Nations member states.

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Business and R2P

The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect

Written by Conor Seyle, John J. Forrer on November 4, 2016

In 2005 the member states of the UN committed to preventing and stopping the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity.  This commitment was formally called the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), and

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The Power of Networks in Maritime Security Report Cover

The Power of Networks in Maritime Security: What the Fight Against Piracy Can Teach Us About Irregular Migration

Written by Conor Seyle, Jens Vestergaard Madsen on September 16, 2016

Addressing the developing crisis around irregular migration by sea will require international institutions to work quickly to address the humanitarian, practical, and legal challenges posed by irregular migration.  Applying lessons learned from the

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