Taylor Seybolt

University of Pittsburgh


Taylor Seybolt

Taylor Seybolt is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Humanitarian Military Intervention: the Conditions for Success and Failure (Oxford, 2007) and co-editor of Counting Civilian Casualties: an Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict. His current research seeks to understand tSchool of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Humanitarian Military Intervention: the Conditions for Success and Failure (Oxford, 2007) and co-editor of Counting Civilian Casualties: an Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict. His current research seeks to understand the process of violence that can lead to mass killing of civilians, in order to identify ways to prevent genocide. Seybolt’s previous appointments include the Directorship of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh, 2009-2011. He was a Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, from 2002 to 2008, where he developed grant-making programs in Nigeria and Sudan. While in Washington, he served as an advisor to the Genocide Prevention Task Force, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and William Cohen. He has taught courses on conflict and conflict resolution at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. From 1999 to 2002, Seybolt was Leader of the Conflicts and Peace Enforcement Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden. He was both a Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD in political science from MIT.