Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies
Areas of interest/specialization
Ethnic conflicts; Northern Ireland conflict; conflict and economic development; children and war; peace education; international peacebuilding and conflict resolution; culture, conflict and conflict resolution; women and peacebuilding; violence; human rights; creativity in peacebuilding; critique of peace and conflict studies.
Dr. Sean Byrne’s publications include more than eighty articles and book chapters as well as eight books. He is a former vice-president of the International Sector of the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR). He was also co-chair and board member of the Network in Community Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR), Chair of the Peace Studies section of the International Studies Association (ISA) (2004-2006, member-at-large 2000-2002), and member-at-large of ISA’s Ethnicity and Nationalism and Migration Section (2007-2009). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr. Byrne is a native of Ireland.
Dr. Byrne has conducted USIP and SSHRC funded research in Northern Ireland, South Afica, Middle East, and the former Yugoslavia.
Ph.D., International Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
M.A., International Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
M.S.Sc., Irish Political Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
B.A., European Studies, The University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Recent articles and chapters
Dr. Sean Byrne
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