Brendan O'Leary, CV
Lauder Professor of Political Science &
Director of the Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict
University of Pennsylvania
Irish and European Union citizen (undergoing permanent residency in the USA).
University of Pennsylvania (2002-)
2003- Lauder Professor of Political Science
2002-3 Stanley I. Sheerr Endowed Term Chair in the Social Sciences
2007-Director of the University of Pennsylvania Program in Ethnic Conflict
2002-7 Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
London School of Economics & Political Science (1983-2003)
2000-2001 Academic Governor (elected)
1998-2001 Chair of the Government Dept
1996-2002 Professor of Political Science
1992-1996 Reader in Political Science
1990-1992 Senior Lecturer in Political Science
1988 Tenure Granted
1985-1990 Lecturer in Public Administration
London School of Economics & Political Science
PhD: The Asiatic Mode of Production: Oriental Despotism, Historical Materialism, and Indian Historiography. 1988.
Winner of the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize.
Examiners: Profs. Ernest Gellner (Cambridge) and Nicos Mouzelis (LSE).
Oxford University, Keble College
BA: Philosophy, Politics and Economics,
First Class Honors, 1981.
Winner Open Scholarship, 1977-81.
President of the JCR (elected).
St MacNissi’s College, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
3 GCE A Levels, 1976.
Winner of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers Prize for First Place in Ancient History.
11 GCE Ordinary Level, 1973-5.
Multiple: including Eden, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Kirkistown, Cloughey, Co. Down, Strawberry Hill/Sunday’s Well School, Cork, and various schools in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Prizes and Certificates
Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize, PhD (1988). European Consortium for Political Research Summer School on Data Analysis, Essex University (1982).
Open scholarship, Keble College, Oxford University (1977-1981).
Production Management Course, N.I. Manpower Services (1977).
Winner, Queen’s University Belfast/ Northern Bank Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition (Pairs, 1975).
Winner, Best Individual Speaker, Irish Times / Trinity College, Dublin University, All-Ireland Schools Debating Competition (1975).
PhD Supervision and examining
PhD at Penn:
National and Ethnic Conflict Regulation, 2002- Learning to be an Academic, 2003-4
Federal Failures and Successes, 2005-
Great Books in Comparative Politics 2005-
Genocide and Ethnic Expulsion, 2006-
The Politics of Contemporary Iraq, 2006-
Supervised 25 completed PhDs at the LSE 1986-2003; Supervised 2 completed PhD at U Penn.
Supervising 2 students at U Penn.
PhD Examiner at Universities of London, Oxford, National University of Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Toronto.