Michael Doyle

The Question of Intervention

Professor Michael Doyle

October 27, 2015 · 12-1PM

Fayerweather Hall Room 411

The CGT Lunchtime Seminars are an open forum for Columbia faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research with MA students and other graduate students and faculty. This stimulating discussion is open to faculty and Columbia University graduate students only. No registration is required.

About the speaker

Michael Doyle is a University Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Global Policy formerly the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, which is a three-fold appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Law School. His research interests include international relations theory, international law, and international history; civil wars and international peace-building; and the United Nations. Since 2006, Doyle has been an individual member of the UN Democracy Fund, which was established in 2005 by the UN General Assembly to promote grass-roots democratization around the world. Doyle currently serves as the organization’s chairperson. He also co-directs the Center on Global Governance at Columbia Law School.

In 2009, Doyle became a member of the American Philosophical Society, and, that same year, he received the Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association. The award is given biennially “to a person whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.” In 2001, Doyle was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was inducted in 2012.

From 2001 to 2003, Professor Doyle served as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. His responsibilities in the Secretary-General’s Executive Office included strategic planning (the Millennium Development Goals), outreach to the international corporate sector (the Global Compact), and relations with Washington. He is the former chair of the Academic Council of the United Nations Community. He is currently an individual member, appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the chair of the U.N. Democracy Fund. He formerly taught at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. At Princeton, Doyle directed the Center of International Studies and chaired the editorial board of the committee of editors for World Politics. He served as vice president and senior fellow of the International Peace Institute and currently is a member of its board.

Special thanks to our host CGT member Adam Tooze and the Department of History at Columbia University.

Lunchtime Seminar

The CGT Lunchtime Seminars are an open forum for Columbia faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research with MA students and other graduate students and faculty. This stimulating discussion is open to faculty and Columbia University graduate students only. No registration is required.

Below is the schedule for Fall 2015. The seminar takes place on Tuesdays from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall Room 411. Please check back for updates to the schedule.

Fall 2015 Schedule

September 15

Akeel Bilgrami: "The Enlightenment, Enchantment, and the Mentality of Democracy"

October 6

Abram de Swaan: "Women’s Emancipation and the Rise of Fundamentalism"

October 13

Csaba Békés: "Political Transition in East-Central Europe and the End of the Cold War, 1988-1991"

October 20

Pratap Bhanu Mehta: "The Identity of Modern Indian Political Thought"

October 27

Michael Doyle: “The Question of Intervention”

November 10

Partha Chatterjee: "The Legacy of Bandung”

December 1

Amber Miller: "Title" TBD