Bahá’í Chair for World Peace
1114 Chincoteague Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Kate Seaman is the Assistant Director of The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace where she works to support the research activities of the Chair. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Dr. Seaman spent a year as Senior Fellow at a non-profit in Washington D.C. with a focus on genocide prevention. As Senior Fellow Dr. Seaman was responsible for establishing field research projects in Nigeria and Myanmar. Dr. Seaman has also taught at the University of Baltimore and prior to relocatin to the USA was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Dr. Seaman is a specialist in peace studies and she received her PhD in Political Science and Peace Studies from Lancaster University, where she studied under the Richardson Institute for Peace Research. Her current research interests include the concept of state responsibility, United Nations peacekeeping operations, global security governance, the ethics of international interventions and the development of the responsibility to protect.
Dr. Seaman holds an MA in Diplomacy and a BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from Lancaster University in the UK.
Kate Seaman (2014) ‘UN-tied Nations; The UN, Peacekeeping and the development of global security governance’ Ashgate: London
‘Regionalism and the Responsibility to Protect’ co-authored with Dr Carla Barquiero, University of Baltimore, and Katherine Teresa Towey, University of Baltimore. Submitted for publication April 2016. (link is external)
‘Regional organisations and the operationalization of the Responsibility to Protect’ in Fiott, Daniel, Joachim Koops and Robert Zuber (Eds.) 2014. ‘Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar Approach: Legitimacy and Effectiveness’ New York, NY: Palgrave
‘The United Nations, peacekeeping and the globalization of the conflict in Somalia’ in Leonard, Emma & Gilbert Ramsay (Eds.) 2013. ‘Globalizing Somalia: Multilateral, International, and Transnational Repercussions of Conflict.’ New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic