Michael W. Doyle

University Professor

Office: 420 West 118th Street
1314 IAB
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212.854.3061
Fax: 212.854.5765
Email: md2221@columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Olena Jennings
Phone: 212.854.2503
Email: omj2101@columbia.edu
Courses/Current Research:
  • United Nations
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Political Science
  • International Law and Ethics
  • International relations theory
  • International security
  • International organizations


  • University of Warwick LLD (hon), 2014
  • Harvard Ph.D., 1977
  • Harvard, B.A., 1970

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Detailed Biography:

B.A, Harvard, 1970; Ph.D. 1977; LLD (hon) University of Warwick, 2014. Atherton Prize fellow and Resident Tutor in Government in Leverett House, Harvard, 1971-75. Lecturer in International Studies, University of Warwick (UK), 1975-76. Assistant professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, 1977-84. Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1982-83. Assistant and then associate professor of political science, Johns Hopkins University, 1984-87. Associate professor, professor and then Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton, 1987-2003. Vice president of the International Peace Academy, New York, 1993-94. Director of the Center of International Studies, Princeton, 1997-2001. Chairman of the Committee of Editors, World Politics, 1997-2001. Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2000-01. Assistant secretary-general and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 2001-2003. In 2001, elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Delivered Tanner Lectures at Princeton, November, 2006, on preventive self-defense. In 2009, elected to American Philosophical Society and received the Charles Merriam Award of the American Political Science Association. Received Hubert Humphrey Award of the American Political Science Association in 2011.  Inducted into American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2012.  Appointed member and chair of the board of UNDEF (the UN Democracy Fund) for 2006-13. Principal areas of publishing and teaching: international relations theory, international security, and international organizations.