Dr. Conley is the author of more than 140 publications and professional papers. Prior to taking early retirement in June 2000, he was Senior Professor of Political Science at Acadia University where he taught courses on the United Nations, Human Rights, Peace Studies, International Organization, Information Technology and Canadian Foreign Policy. He was previously the Executive Director of a trans-disciplinary research institute, The Acadia University Institute, and is a former Director/Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. He continues to run Acadia University’s international internship program as Coordinator (1998-2012). He is currently President of Conley-International Education Consultants.  He has developed training programs for governments, international organization and non-governmental organizations in 30 countries. Dr. Conley has served on over 20 Canadian delegations to the United Nations, held a variety of Executive positions on national and international bodies, and been an advisor and consultant to Governments and numerous international organizations. His clients have included the African Union, UNHCR, UNHCHR, ILO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNSSC, UNICEF, UN Rule of Law Unit, the Council of Europe of the European Union, a number of Canadian Government Departments, as well as a variety of international NGOs. He has administered projects in 21 African countries and designed and conducted training in a variety of venues from Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Rwanda), Europe (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Monaco, Paris France, San Remo Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom), Asia (Japan, Korea) and North America on subjects ranging from rebuilding war-torn societies, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration, Early Warning, AU Senior Police Commanders courses, UNIMID pre-deployment training, Democratic Development and Governance, Pre-deployment Training, Training of Trainers, citizenship development, human rights reporting and teaching, to ethical and rights issues on the human genome.


  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

  • Post-Conflict Specialist

  • Democratic Development

  • Human Rights and Gender

  • Pre-deployment Training

  • Training of Trainers.

  • Ph.D (University of Exeter)