Dr. Marshall Conley
Dr. Conley is President, Conley-International Education Consultants. (http://www.conley-international.org)
Author of more than 150 publications and professional papers, he has conducted a variety of contract work and projects for the Canadian Government (Foreign Affairs Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Centre for Management Development), Canadian Commission for UNESCO, various UN organizations (UNSSC, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, UN High Commission for Human Rights, UN High Commission for Refugees, International Labour Organization, and UNCTAD), the African Union, the Council of Europe, the German development organization GIZ, PATRIR (Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania), POTI (Peace Operations Training Institute, Williamsburg, Virginia) and the US Naval Post-Graduate School.
Has conducted and administered projects and training in a variety of venues from Africa (Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe), Europe (Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Geneva Switzerland, Kosovo, Latvia, Monaco, Paris France, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Remo & Turin Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom), Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nepal, South Korea), Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Yemen) and the Americas (Antigua, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Guatemala, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, USA, and Canada) on subjects ranging from conflict analysis, rebuilding war-torn societies, Pre-deployment Training, Training of Trainers, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration, Early Warning, Strategic Planning, Democratic Development and Governance, Rule of Law, citizenship education and development, human rights reporting and teaching, information technology, to ethical and rights issues on the human genome.
Appointed Member, Specialist Pool of Consultants for the Rule of Law Projects for The Commonwealth (March 2016).
Dr. Conley was appointed a Fellow of the World Confederation of Productivity Science – one of 500 worldwide (October 2015). (Big Data Analytics)
Senior Advisory Panel Member for the policy programme evaluations of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) 2013-2014.
Between 1998 and 2006 Human Rights technical assistance provided to a number of Governments (reporting obligations under the International Human Rights Conventions – Antigua, Belize, Benin, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia); from 1998 to 2013 human rights technical assistance provided to NGOs in 18 countries (capacity building and promotion), plus UNESCO Paris, Moscow & Chile, UNHCR Geneva, UNHCHR Geneva, UNDP Great Lakes Nairobi, since 1989.
Member of over 20 Canadian delegations to International Meetings, dating from 1979.
Specialist in the design and delivery on courses related to police, military, and civilian peacekeeping using up-to-date adult learning methods, with particular reference to administration skills, strategic planning, human rights, and gender equity issues.
He is the author of three 2014 on-line courses: “Conflict Analysis and the Nature of Conflict in Africa” (Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania); “Early Warning and Early Response and Contemporary Peace Operations – EWER), and “Security for United Nations Peacekeepers”.