Marshall Wm. Conley PhD

Dr. Conley is the author of more than 140 publications and professional papers. Prior to taking early retirement in June 2000, he was 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. From 1998 - 2001, he was the Senior Consultant to Knowledge House Inc., a Halifax-based e-learning and education organization.

He was the Senior Consultant, Knowledge House Inc., (1998-2001) an e-learning and education organization located in Halifax, Canada. He produced international development initiatives on collaborative problem-based learning. During the Commonwealth Ministers of Education Conference and international education symposium, held in Halifax, Canada in November 2000 he provided organizational and creative support.

He is 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 organisations. His clients have included UNHCR, UNHCHR, ILO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, the Council of Europe of the European Union, the African Union, a number of Canadian Government Departments, as well as a variety of international NGOs. He has 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) and North America (Mexico, Washington, Hawaii, Illinois, Baltimore, Alberta, Ottawa, Nova Scotia) on subjects ranging from rebuilding war-torn societies, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration, Early Warning, 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.