Conor Seyle

Director

Conor Seyle is a political psychologist and holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of Texas. He plans and directs the activities of the research department along with conducting his own research, which focuses on questions of what predicts and what resolves political conflict, including the role of identity and self-concept in driving political conflict; the predictors of successful deliberative discussion of political issues; and predictors of successful interventions in communities affected by natural disasters or war. Before coming to OEF, Conor worked as a researcher for NGOs including the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Issues Deliberation Australia/America, and Psychology Beyond Borders. He has also worked on deliberative democracy initiatives including the National Issues Forums and Americans Discuss Social Security, and is a FEMA-approved trainer for the Crisis Counseling Program (the US governmental response to disaster-impacts or traumas).