Dr Kieran Doyle

Edward M Kennedy Institute

Assistant Director

Rye Hall
3rd Floor
(01) 708 4558

Biography

Dr Kieran Doyle is the Assistant Director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in Maynooth University, Ireland. The Institute has a high level of external engagement with key practitioners and organisations active in the practice of negotiation, mediation, peacebuilding and restorative practice. Dr Doyle is Irish representative on the Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) based in the European External Action Service, Brussels, and also represents Ireland on the Academic Think Tank of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). His primary research and teaching interests lie in peacebuilding and practice based learning, and since 2015, leads the Kennedy Institute team in two H2020 research projects examining the effectiveness of EU conflict intervention capabilities. He is also a founding member of the editorial board and currently joint editor of the openaccess Journal of Mediation and Applied Conflict Analysis (JMACA) published online at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/edward-m-kennedy-institute/journal-mediation-and-applied-conflict-....

Research Interests

Peacebuilding
EU Common Security and Defence Policy
EU Missions and Operations
Practice based learning
Education of Migrant communities
Application of Activity Theory to Conflict

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
'Getting to Know our Neighbours' - Engaging the loyalist community in a structured dialogue to encourage reconciliation and understanding across the island of Ireland PI Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / 2265063
CCT - Mediation, Negotiation and Dialogue for EU Crisis Interventions Principal Investigator Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade and EU Council 13-JAN-20 01-JUL-20 59000
Embracing Diversity in Blanchardstown Project LEad Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission / Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 30-NOV-17 31-DEC-18 70000
Gaming for EU Peacebuilding PI WP2 EU Horizon 2020 / 01-SEP-16 28-FEB-19 120000
Community Engagement Network Principal Investigator Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade 01-SEP-16 15-JUN-17 55000
Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention CO -PI EU Horizon 2020 / 01-MAY-15 31-OCT-17 180000
Practice Based Learning in the Midlands PI / Irish Govt 01-SEP-09 01-SEP-10 70000

Post Doctoral Fellows/Research Team

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
William Matchett IECEU Post Doctorate EU Horizon 2020
Roisin Smith GAP Lead in the project EU Horizon 2020
Tedla Desta Tekle IECEU Post Doctorate EU Horizon 2020

Books

  Year Publication
2007 A Manual of Practice for Military Instructors.
Doyle K (President of Working Group) Dwyer, O., Conlan,M., Geoghegan,S., Kenneally,E., Masterson,M., McCarthy,M, Rochford, J. Stewart, D. (2007) A Manual of Practice for Military Instructors. Dublin: Defence Forces Printing Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'IECEU study findings in Afghanistan'
Doyle, K and Hario, P. (2017) 'IECEU study findings in Afghanistan' In: Laurea University (eds). IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CAPABILITIES (IEC) IN EU CONFLICT PREVENTION. Helsinki: Laurea University. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 '‘Creating Political Oxygen to Break the Cycle of Violence 1981 – 1994: Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace’'
Doyle, K., Corry, G. and Hynes, P. (2017) '‘Creating Political Oxygen to Break the Cycle of Violence 1981 – 1994: Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace’' OSCE Yearbook 2016, Hamburg, Nomos, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 Making the EU’s integrated approach work – enhancing civil-military synergies
Arnold Kammel (Austrian Institute for External Security (AIES)), Kirsi Hyttinen (Laurea UAS & University of Jyväskylä), Mascia Toussaint (Enquirya), Petteri Taitto (Laurea UAS), Kieran Doyle (Maynooth University, Kennedy Institute) (2018) Making the EU’s integrated approach work – enhancing civil-military synergies . In: Laurea University eds. EUIA18 Conference Panel: Improving the Effectiveness of the Capabilities in European Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Brussels, , 17-MAY-18 , pp.45-72 [Details]
2018 Paper 4: An Analysis of Common Security and Defence Policy’s (CSDP) Strategic Communication (StratCom)
Doyle, K, and Desta, T. (2018) Paper 4: An Analysis of Common Security and Defence Policy’s (CSDP) Strategic Communication (StratCom) . In: Laurea University eds. EUIA18 Conference Panel: Improving the Effectiveness of the Capabilities in European Security and Defence Policy) Brussels, , 18-MAY-18 , pp.45-73 [Details]
2017 Planning Capabilities
Kieran Doyle (2017) Planning Capabilities . In: Laurea University eds. IECEU Project - Capabilities Planning and Technology Brussels, , 17-APR-17 , pp.5-10 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 Invited reflection on women in mediation.
Kieran Doyle (2020) Invited reflection on women in mediation. [Oral Presentation], Promoting Women in Peace Mediation: Opportunities for Ireland, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission , 11-MAR-20 [Details]
2019 UN Ambassadors, Academics and Practitioners discussed lessons from the Irish Peace Process.
Kieran Doyle (2019) UN Ambassadors, Academics and Practitioners discussed lessons from the Irish Peace Process. [Conferences hosted], Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding – Progress and Prospects, Maynooth University , 29-NOV-19 - 29-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 KEY TOPICS: training for peacekeeping curriculum development soft skills assessment serious games design soft skills standardisation training for military, police, NGOs peace education.
Kieran Doyle (2019) KEY TOPICS: training for peacekeeping curriculum development soft skills assessment serious games design soft skills standardisation training for military, police, NGOs peace education. [Chaired Session], How to Train for Soft Skills Through Digital Games – A Case Study for Training Peacekeepers, TCD , 10-JAN-19 - 11-JAN-19 [Details]
2019 Annual Conference - Presentation to Panel on ‘Security, Defence and Peacekeeping.
Kieran Doyle and Tedla Desta (2019) Annual Conference - Presentation to Panel on ‘Security, Defence and Peacekeeping. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland, Glenroyal Hotel , 18-OCT-19 - 20-OCT-19 [Details]
2019 Invited Lecture to School of Ecumenics.
Kieran Doyle (2019) Invited Lecture to School of Ecumenics. [Invited Lecture], 'The Integration of Irish and European Security, Humanitarian and Development Practice’, Trinity College Dublin , 05-MAR-19 - 05-MAR-19 [Details]
2019 Doctoral School on EU Internal and External Security and Defence.
Kieran Doyle (2019) Doctoral School on EU Internal and External Security and Defence. [Invited Lecture], EU Common Security and Defence Policy Doctoral School, Brussels [Details]
2019 Roundtable discuss paper on neutrality with senior civil servants, military and academics.
Kieran Doyle (2019) Roundtable discuss paper on neutrality with senior civil servants, military and academics. [Oral Presentation], THE “SPECIAL CHARACTER” OF IRELAND’S SECURITY & DEFENCE POLICY REFLECTIONS ON NEUTRALITY, Irish Institute of European Affairs , 15-MAY-19 - 15-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 Round table with senior security and business management in a round table on crisis negotiation.
Kieran Doyle/Moty Cristal (2019) Round table with senior security and business management in a round table on crisis negotiation. [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Round table gathering on the topic of crisis negotiation, Maynooth University , 08-JUL-19 - 08-JUL-19 [Details]
2019 Seminar on Negotiation.
Kieran Doyle (2019) Seminar on Negotiation. [Oral Presentation], “Negotiating as a Leader & Leading as a Negotiator, Maynooth university , 14-APR-19 [Details]
2019 EU Strategic Communications.
Kieran Doyle (2019) EU Strategic Communications. [Invited Lecture], 'The EU Strategic Environment and Decision Making', Bucharest , 11-MAR-19 - 15-MAR-19 [Details]
2019 Seminar on EU peacebuilding in fmr Yugoslavia.
Kieran Doyle (2019) Seminar on EU peacebuilding in fmr Yugoslavia. [Oral Presentation], ‘Responsibility to Protect: Sovereignty via Intervention’, Maynooth University , 18-DEC-19 - 18-DEC-19 [Details]
2018 Presentation on Ireland's role in EU Security and Defence.
Kieran Doyle (2018) Presentation on Ireland's role in EU Security and Defence. [Oral Presentation], A European Responsibility for Peace Worldwide?Should Ireland answer Europe’s call?, German Embassy , 17-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Film Series on aspects of Conflict and peacebuilding.
Kieran Doyle (2018) Film Series on aspects of Conflict and peacebuilding. [Conferences hosted], Blood on the Lens, Maynooth University , 17-FEB-18 - 06-MAY-20 [Details]
2017 School of Ecumenics,.
Kieran Doyle (2017) School of Ecumenics,. [Oral Presentation], Struggles for Justice and Peace seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 21-APR-17 - 21-APR-17 [Details]
2016 Lecture on CSDP practice.
Kieran Doyle (2016) Lecture on CSDP practice. [Invited Lecture], ‘Perspectives on EU Common Security and Defence Policy’, Trinity College Dublin , 11-APR-16 - 11-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Seminar on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
Kieran Doyle (2016) Seminar on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. [Oral Presentation], Implementation of Good Friday Agreement, Edward M Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, Boston , 27-SEP-16 - 27-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Discussion on the Northern Ireland peace process and broader negotiation lessons.
Prof Jim Sebienus, Prof Dan Shapiro. Prof Maria Fitzduff, Bertie Ahern (2016) Discussion on the Northern Ireland peace process and broader negotiation lessons. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Reflections on Northern Ireland’s Peace Process, Harvard Law School , 28-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Seminar on the role of economic development on peacebuilding.
Kieran Doyle (2016) Seminar on the role of economic development on peacebuilding. [Oral Presentation], ‘The impact of business, including trade unions, economic development and job creation in progressing reconciliation’,, Battle of the Boyne Commemoration Site, Oldbridge, Co Meath , 10-SEP-16 - 10-SEP-16 [Details]
2015 Private Seminar with Middle East Politicians and influencers.
Kieran Doyle (2015) Private Seminar with Middle East Politicians and influencers. [Oral Presentation], Learning from the NI Peace Process, Maynooth University and National University of Ireland , 01-MAR-15 - 01-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 Invited Lecture on EU Security and Defence.
Kieran Doyle (2015) Invited Lecture on EU Security and Defence. [Oral Presentation], EU Common Security and Defence, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University , 20-OCT-15 - 20-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Seminar on Mediation and Technology.
Kieran Doyle (2015) Seminar on Mediation and Technology. [Oral Presentation], ‘Information Technology and Mediation: The New Frontier, National University of Ireland , 15-JUN-15 - 15-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 Dialogue on Irish Peace Process.
Kieran Doyle (2015) Dialogue on Irish Peace Process. [Chaired Session], ‘Civil Society and its vision for Northern Ireland in 25 years’, Dublin Casatle , 09-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15 [Details]
2014 Invited Lecture on EU Security and Defence.
Kieran Doyle (2014) Invited Lecture on EU Security and Defence. [Oral Presentation], EU and Migration, School of Government, Harvard University , 16-OCT-14 - 16-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 3 Day International Conference on Mediation and Restorative Practice.
Kieran Doyle (2014) 3 Day International Conference on Mediation and Restorative Practice. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Mediation Conference, Maynooth University , 06-SEP-14 - 08-SEP-14 [Details]
2013 Mediation in China.
Kieran Doyle (2013) Mediation in China. [Conferences hosted], Dispute Resolution within the Asian Pacific Region, DDR , 20-MAR-13 - 20-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 Lecture on Irish American relations.
Kieran Doyle (2013) Lecture on Irish American relations. [Public presentations], Annual Edward M Kennedy Lecture, New Ross, Wexford , 06-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-18 [Details]
2013 Annual lecture on public leadership since 2013.
Kieran Doyle (2013) Annual lecture on public leadership since 2013. [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Annual Dermot Earley Memorial Lecture, Maynooth and Defence Forces Location , 04-JUL-13 - 28-NOV-19 [Details]
2013 Climate Change and Mediation.
Kieran Doyle (2013) Climate Change and Mediation. [Chaired Session], Reframing the Climate Change Challenge - The Role of Mediation, Maynooth University , 01-FEB-13 - 01-FEB-13 [Details]
2010 Seminar on Academic/Industry Partnership.
Kieran Doyle (2010) Seminar on Academic/Industry Partnership. [Chaired Session], 'Partnerships for Progress -Higher Education Institutes and External Engagements', Farmleigh House, Dublin , 09-SEP-10 - 09-SEP-10 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Identifying the Gap: Assessment of Existing Training, Tools and Curricula in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building.
GAP Project (2017) Identifying the Gap: Assessment of Existing Training, Tools and Curricula in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building. TCD, Dublin. [Details]
2017 Study Report of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan.
Kieran Doyle (2017) Study Report of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan. Laurea University, Helsinki. [Details]
2016 Afghanistan Review.
Doyle, K, Matchett, W. and Galavan, R. (2016) Afghanistan Review. Laurea University, Helsinki. [Details]
2015 Legal Framework for EU CSDP Crisis Management Operations.
Kieran Doyle (2015) Legal Framework for EU CSDP Crisis Management Operations. Laurea Unversity, Helsinki. [Details]
2011 Challenges and Opportunities, Work Based Learning in the Midands HTL.
Kieran Doyle (2011) Challenges and Opportunities, Work Based Learning in the Midands HTL. Temple Printing, Athlone. [Details]

Published Case Studies

  Year Publication
2012 Customised Learning Development in AIT.
Kieran Doyle (2012) Customised Learning Development in AIT. Cork: Published Case Studies [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2014 Evaluating and Improving Practice Based Learning.
Kieran Doyle (2014) Evaluating and Improving Practice Based Learning. Dublin: Thesis [DOI] [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
2019 How to Unlock the Brexit Conundrum.
Kieran Doyle (2019) How to Unlock the Brexit Conundrum. Dublin: Web Page [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1995 United Nations Peacekeepers Medal UN
2006 NATO Medal for Kosovo NATO
2014 Fellowship in Rule of Law and Government US State Dept and Boston College
2008 EU Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal EU

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Security and Defence College, European External Action Service, Brussels Academic Board member 06-MAR-13 /
EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, Brussels Irish Representative 15-JUL-19 / 07-JAN-20
Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe Irish Representative o Network of Academic Institutions and Think Tanks 02-SEP-13 / 07-JAN-20

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Maynooth University Crime & Security Research group Member 2019 /
Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College, European External Action Service, Brussels Designated National Representative by Dept of Defence 2013 /
Maynooth University John and Pat Hume Doctoral Awards Scheme 2017-18 Faculty Panel Member 2017 / 2017
EU CSDP Doctoral School, Brussels Member of Faculty 2018 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 University of Sheffield Masters Education
2001 Centre de Doctrine et d’Enseignement du Commandement, France Diplome d'Etat Major Military Decision making and Command
1993 University College Galway Bachelor of Arts French, Sociology and Politics
2014 DCU Doctorate Education

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Irish-Gaeilge Fluent Functional Functional
French Fluent Functional Fluent

Consultancy

  Client Description
Dept of Foreign Affairs
Provision of post conflict mediation and dialogue

Outreach Activities

  Description

Since 2015, in collaboration with staff from Harvard University, I host an annual visit of mid ranking leaders and diplomats from the Middle East to explore lessons from the Irish peace process.. This below the radar programme which aims to further negotiation and dialogue capacity in the Middle East. The visits receive funding and support from the Irish DFA. Participants in the group are senior civil servants and Government officials who are mostly directors and heads of divisions such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, military, leading Law Firms, District Attorney Office, Negotiation Departments, leading political parties, security agencies, and Civil Police. There are also international diplomatic fellows who are Deputy Heads of Mission and Heads of Political Departments of Embassies and Consulates of countries like Jordan, U.S., UK, Egypt, Germany,Russia,Sweden and India. Having visited Northern Ireland, they then visit Maynooth where they receive the perspective of Irish Civil Servants and public officials (retired and serving) on the Irish peace process.

Assistance to Community Leaders from Middle East (Israel /Palestine) and North Africa (Tunisia)

Reviews

  Journal Role
The Journal Of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis Editor

Other Activities

  Description

External Examiner to Mediation Programmes (Cert in Mediation and Diploma in Law)

Teaching Interests

Peacebuilding
Peacekeeping Missions
Conflict Intervention
Mediation and Negotiation
EU Common Security and Defence
Research Methods

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2015 Simon Boehme Maynooth University Master of Arts George Mitchell Scholar -
2016 Dr Aytekin Cantekin Maynooth University Postdoctoral Research Fellow Jean Monnet Scholar on Europes Common Security and Defence Policy
2018 Dr Margaret Ann Nugent Maynooth University Postdoctoral Research Fellow ICHR Funded Research on Cultural integration in Blanchardstown
2017 Dr Robert McCabe Maynooth University Postdoctoral Research Fellow H2020 Research Project on Europe Common Security and Defence Policy

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
European External Action Service EU Joint Developer BELGIUM
Community Engagement Network Project Lead UNITED KINGDOM