Dr Kieran Doyle

International Development

Lecturer
Programme Coordinator of MA in International Peacebuilding, Security & Development Practice

Biography

Dr Kieran Doyle is Lecturer in the Dept of International Development and Assistant Director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in Maynooth University, Ireland. His interests involve a high level of external engagement with key practitioners and organisations active in the practice of conflict intervention and development, peace building and restorative practice. Since 2013, 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 conflict intervention, peace building and practice based learning, and between 2015 -2018, lead Maynooth University staff in two H2020 research projects examining the effectiveness of EU conflict intervention capabilities and the use of serious online gaming in preparation for military deployment to post conflict environments. He was also a founding member of the editorial board and previously editor of the open access Journal of Mediation and Applied Conflict Analysis (JMACA) published online at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/edward-m-kennedy-institute/journal-mediation-and-applied-conflict-.... In 2021 he reported to the EU Civilian Training Group, CIVCOM on mediation, negotiation and dialogue capacity in Common Security and Defence Policy Missions. .

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 / Reconciliation Fund
CCT - Mediation, Negotiation and Dialogue for EU Crisis Interventions Principal Investigator Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / Government State Bodies 13-JAN-20 01-DEC-20 59000
Embracing Diversity in Blanchardstown Project LEad Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission / Government State Bodies 30-NOV-17 31-DEC-18 70000
Gaming for EU Peacebuilding PI WP2 EU Horizon 2020 / Non Commercial 01-SEP-16 28-FEB-19 120000
Community Engagement Network Principal Investigator Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / DFAIT / Government State Bodies 01-SEP-16 15-JUN-17 55000
Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention CO -PI EU Horizon 2020 / Government State Bodies 01-MAY-15 31-OCT-17 180000
Practice Based Learning in the Midlands PI / Government State Bodies 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
2022 EU Peacebuilding Missions: Developing Security in Post-conflict Nations.
Doyle, K. (2022) EU Peacebuilding Missions: Developing Security in Post-conflict Nations. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2007 A Manual of Practice for Military Instructors.
Doyle K (Editor) 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 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
Kammel,A. (Austrian Institute for External Security (AIES)), Hyttinen,K. (Laurea UAS & University of Jyväskylä), Toussaint,M. (Enquirya), Taitto,P. (Laurea UAS), Doyle,K. (Maynooth University, Kennedy Institute) (2018) Making the EU’s integrated approach work – enhancing civil-military synergies . In: Laurea University eds. EUIA18 Brussels 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 [full-text] [Details]
2017 Planning Capabilities
Doyle,K. (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
2022 Contribution to University Research Week.
Doyle, K. and O'Keeffe, P. (2022) Contribution to University Research Week. [Oral Presentation], Transformational approaches for working with fragile and conflict affected communities, Dept of International Development, Maynooth University [Details]
2022 The Protection of Cultural Heritage in the context of Minority Rights.
Doyle,K. (2022) The Protection of Cultural Heritage in the context of Minority Rights. [Oral Presentation], “New Peace Operations as a stabilizing factor for the European Union”, Centre for Higher Defence Studies, Rome [Details]
2022 “New Peace Operations as a stabilizing factor for the European Union”.
Doyle,K. (2022) “New Peace Operations as a stabilizing factor for the European Union”. [Oral Presentation], Prevention of Conflict and Protection of Minority Rights, Rome [Details]
2021 MND - Whats new in training and education?.
Doyle,K. (2021) MND - Whats new in training and education?. [Chaired Session], European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) Annual Conference, Berlin (Online) , 19-MAY-21 - 20-MAY-21 [Details]
2020 Invited reflection on women in mediation.
Doyle,K. (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]
2020 EU Programme on Stratcom.
Doyle,K. (2020) EU Programme on Stratcom. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], StratCom in Security and Defence, Bucharest , 14-SEP-20 - 18-SEP-20 [Details]
2020 CSDP Doctoral School Winter University on EU Internal and External Security and Defence.
Doyle,K. (2020) CSDP Doctoral School Winter University on EU Internal and External Security and Defence. [Invited Lecture], Crisis Management Simulation Games, Hosted by EU Doctoral School , 17-NOV-20 - 17-NOV-20 [Details]
2020 Invitation only transatlantic conference of trusted networks in the security and defence field.
Doyle,K. (2020) Invitation only transatlantic conference of trusted networks in the security and defence field. [Oral Presentation], Transatlantic Security Jam: Securing the Post-COVID Future, Online , 12-MAY-20 - 14-MAY-20 [Details]
2019 UN Ambassadors, Academics and Practitioners discussed lessons from the Irish Peace Process.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle,K. and Desta,T. (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, TCD.
Doyle, K. (2019) Invited Lecture to School of Ecumenics, TCD. [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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle,K. (2019) Roundtable discuss paper on neutrality with senior civil servants, military and academics. [Oral Presentation], The Special Character of Irelands Security and 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.
Doyle,K./Cristal,M. (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 with Jamil Mahaud, fmr President of Ecuador.
Doyle,K. (2019) Seminar on Negotiation with Jamil Mahaud, fmr President of Ecuador. [Oral Presentation], “Negotiating as a Leader & Leading as a Negotiator, Maynooth university , 14-APR-19 [Details]
2019 EU Strategic Communications.
Doyle,K. (2019) EU Strategic Communications. [Invited Lecture], 'The EU Strategic Environment and Decision Making', Bucharest , 11-MAR-19 - 15-MAR-19 [Details]
2019 Hosted a Seminar on EU peacebuilding efforts in fmr Yugoslavia.
Doyle,K. (2019) Hosted a Seminar on EU peacebuilding efforts 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.
Doyle,K. (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 in Northern Ireland and Kosovo.
Doyle,K. (2018) Film Series on aspects of Conflict and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Kosovo. [Conferences hosted], Blood on the Lens, Maynooth University , 17-FEB-18 - 06-MAY-20 [Details]
2017 School of Ecumenics,.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle,K. (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.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle, K. (2013) Mediation in China. [Conferences hosted], Dispute Resolution within the Asian Pacific Region, DDR , 20-MAR-13 - 20-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 Organised an annual Lecture on Irish American relations.
Doyle,K. (2013) Organised an annual 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.
Doyle, K. (2013) Annual lecture on public leadership since 2013. [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Annual General Dermot Earley Memorial Lecture, Maynooth and Defence Forces Location , 04-JUL-13 - 28-NOV-19 [Details]
2013 Climate Change and Mediation.
Doyle, K. (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.
Doyle, K. (2010) Seminar on Academic/Industry Partnership. [Chaired Session], 'Partnerships for Progress -Higher Education Institutes and External Engagements' DIT, 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]
2009 Regional and Sectoral Learning Needs HTL Sector.
Kieran Doyle (2009) Regional and Sectoral Learning Needs HTL Sector. CIT Printing Press, Cork. [Details]
2017 Study Report of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan.
Doyle, K. and Matchett,W. (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 Innovation, Work Based Learning in the Midands HTL.
Kieran Doyle (2011) Challenges and Innovation, Work Based Learning in the Midands HTL. Temple Printing, Athlone. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2019 Editorial.
Kenny, T and Doyle, K (2019) Editorial. Maynooth University: Editorial [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2007 Intelligence Summary to EU Military Staff.
Kieran Doyle (2007) Intelligence Summary to EU Military Staff. Paris: Non Published Reports [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
2019 How to Unlock the Brexit Conundrum.
Doyle,K. (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, Political Science and Sociology
2014 DCU Doctorate Interagency collaboration

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) Griffith College

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