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Doyle named to U.N. post

Professor Michael W. Doyle, director of Princeton's Center of International Studies, has been named special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Doyle will concentrate on policy analysis and strategic planning, and will hold the rank of assistant secretary-general. He will begin his new duties April 2, while on leave from Princeton to work in public service.

Doyle joined the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1988 after teaching at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Warwick. He is the author of the several books, including "Empires," "U.N. Peacekeeping in Cambodia," "Ways of War and Peace" and "Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century."

A professor of politics and international affairs, Doyle is known for developing the "democratic peace" theory, which holds that democratic nations tend not to go to war against each other. He is a former vice president of the International Peace Academy in New York, and a member of advisory committees of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the Lessons-Learned Unit of the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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