Michael W. Doyle

Michael W. Doyle is the director of Columbia Global Initiative and Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science at Columbia University. His research interests include international relations theory, international law, and international history; civil wars and international peace-building; and the United Nations. From 2006 to 2013, Professor Doyle served as an individual member and chairperson of the UN Democracy Fund, which was established in 2005 by the UN General Assembly to promote grass-roots democratization around the world. Professor Doyle previously served as assistant secretary-general and special adviser for policy planning to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He formerly taught at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale Law School, and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. He served as vice president and senior fellow of the International Peace Institute and currently is a member of its board. Professor Doyle received an A.B. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.