Conor Seyle, Ph.D.

Advisory Board | Research | Peace & Governance

Conor Seyle is a political psychologist with a career focusing on evidence-based practice for social impact. Currently, he is the Director of OEF Research, the think tank project of the One Earth Future Foundation. OEF Research supports One Earth’s Future’s work in promoting good governance in the interest of peace, and in that role, Conor’s work has focused on how multistakeholder systems and networks incorporating the private sector can support peace and effective collective impact.

He has worked with organizations including the International Peace Institute, the US Institute of Peace, and the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies on issues of how businesses and social impact organizations can effectively organize for peace. He is the co-editor, with John Forrer, of the book “The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect,” and co-author, with David Cortright and Kristen Wall, of the book “Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Accountable, and Participatory Institutions Promote Peace and Security.”

Before coming to OEF, Conor worked in the promotion of evidence-based practice for social impact in organizations including Issues Deliberation Australia/America, Psychology Beyond Borders, and the Charles F Kettering Foundation, and on issues ranging from deliberative democracy to post-disaster mental health. He holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Texas and is a trainer for the US Crisis Counseling and Assistance Program, supporting states in developing effective interventions following disasters.