Professor Michael W Doyle

(In 2005-2006, I have the honor to be a Designated Scholar at Columbia University School of Law under the mentorship of Professor Michael W. Doyle. I was also a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Institute of Training and Research during this time. (Vince Sinining.)

One of the things that eminent international relations scholar Professor Michael Doyle is renowned for is what is now popularly known as ‘Doyle’s law’ that liberal democratic states do not go to war with each other. An idea he expressed in many of his writings including Liberalism and World Politics, one of the top 20 most cited articles in the 100 year history of the journal American Political Science Review. (University of Warwick)

Professor Michael W Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science at Columbia Law School and former Assistant Secretary General and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan,

Michael Doyle is a University Professor at Columbia Law School. He is a renowned scholar of global constitutionalism and areas relating to international affairs.

Doyle served as a lecturer in international studies at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, from 1975 to 1976. He then went on to work as an assistant professor of public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University from 1977 to 1984. He went on to serve as first assistant and then associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University until 1987. He returned to Princeton following his time at Johns Hopkins, ascending from associate professor to professor and then, finally, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and International Affairs by 2003.

Doyle served as vice president of the International Peace Academy from 1993 to 1994; director of the Center of International Studies at Princeton from 1997 to 2001; assistant secretary-general and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 2001 to 2003.

In 2001, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He delivered a series of Tanner Lectures at Princeton in November 2006 on preventive self-defense.

In 2009, he was elected to American Philosophical Society and received the Charles Merriam award of the American Political Science Association. He was a recipient of the Hubert Humphrey award of the American Political Science Association in 2011 and inducted into American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2012. He was appointed member and chair of the board of the United Nations Democracy Fund in 2006, ending his tenure in 2013.

Doyle received an honorary LL.D. at the University of Warwick and his Ph.D. and B.A. from Harvard University. (Columbia Law)

Professor Doyle was my sponsor and mentor during my time as a senior fellow of UNITAR and as a Visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York (Vince Sinining).