Dr. Duffy has over three decades of university and international experience having held teaching posts in several Irish and USA universities and was a research professor for 15 years as part of a UN initiative on globalization. His USA work includes teaching stints at several Ivy league colleges. His recent visiting professorships include universities in the USA, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan. During much of this time has was also a senior program development consultant with several regional and international organizations.
He is currently the education consultant for the United Nations in Ireland, and has served as an advisor on human rights and global studies to several UN agencies. He holds United Nations Service Decorations for work in Cambodia, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda and Darfur; the Medal of Recognition for educational work in support of UN peacekeepers and the Red Cross Badge of Honour for humanitarian service.
His personal bibliography runs to approximately 200 items. His special research interests are in human rights and international humanitarian law and the UN's global impact.
COM350 in Dublin takes you from the highly personal to the Irish conflict to UN global peacekeeping and back. We get up front and personal about the psychology of our conflict behaviour and explore these through a highly interactive curriculum backed by a dazzling array of guest specialists from trauma counsellors, UN Generals, diplomats, politicians to community peacemakers. The course is assessed via reports on these experiences and your personal log-book of the module. There is no final written examination. Never a dull moment.