Known as the International Peace Academy until early 2008, the International Peace Institute was founded by a group of individuals from both within and outside of the United Nations who believed that a thoroughly independent institution, free from official constraints, could make a unique contribution to multilateral efforts to prevent and settle armed conflicts around the world.

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Board of Directors
International Advisory Council
Vienna Advisory Council
MENA Advisory Council

The Board of Directors

H.E. Ban Ki-moon
Honorary Chair
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Dr. Rita E. Hauser, Esquire
Chair of the IPI Board of Directors
President of the Hauser Foundation

Terje Rød-Larsen
International Peace Institute

Daniele D. Bodini
Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations

Richard P. Brown, Jr.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Professor Michael W. Doyle
Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
Columbia University

The Lord Levy

Whitney MacMillan
Chairman Emeritus
Cargill, Inc.

Ann Phillips
Member of the Board of the World Policy Institute
Member of the Advisory Board of the Council on Global Initiatives of the New School

James P. Rubin
Visiting Scholar, The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford-UK
Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Spokesman, U.S. Department of State (1997-2000)

Kevin Rudd
Co Vice-Chair
Former Prime Minister & Labor Party leader, Australia

Jean Todt
Federation Internationale de L’Automobile

Brigitte Wertheimer
President, Project Peace by Tourism

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Vice-chair, Secretary and Treasurer
Chairman of the Board of Boston Properties
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, US News & World Report

The Vienna Advisory Council

H.E. Mohammed A. Al- Salloum
Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Austria

H.E. Bente Angell-Hansen
Ambassador of Norway to Austria

H.E. Gertraud Auer Borea d’Olmo
Secretary General
Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue

Dr. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria

H.E. Helen Eduards
Ambassador of Sweden to Austria

H.E. Yury Viktorovich Fedotov
Director General of UNOV in Vienna
Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

H.E. Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood

H.E. Jean Marc Hoscheit
Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the UN in Geneva

H.E. Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom

H.S.H. Maria-Pia Kothbauer, Princess of Liechtenstein
Ambassador of Liechtenstein to Austria

H.E. Richard Kühnel
Head of Representation of the European Commission in Germany

H.E. Dr. Johannes Kyrle
Former Secretary General
Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

H.E. Katja Pehrman
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OSCE

H.E. Liselotte Plesner
Ambassador of Denmark to Austria

H.E. Christian Strohal
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OSCE

H.E. Alexa L. Wesner
Ambassador of the United States of America to Austria

H.E. Claude Wild
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to United Nations (Vienna) and UNIDO

H.E. Hubert Wurth
Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Austria

H.E. Kandeh Yumkella
Chair of UN Energy
Sustainable Energy for all (SE4ALL)

The International Advisory Council

H.R.H. Prince Turki Al-Faisal
The King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies

H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein
High Commissioner for Human Rights

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates

H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani
Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, State of Qatar

H.E. Marc Perrin de Brichambaut
Former Secretary-General
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

H.E. Vitaly Churkin
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN

Professor Ibrahim Gambari
Joint Special Representative

H.E. Claude Heller
Eminent Ambassador of Mexico
Research Associate at El Colegio de Mexico

H. E. Sylvie Lucas
Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN

H.E. Thomas Mayr-Harting
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the UN

H.E. Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Netherlands to the UN

The Honorable Olara A. Otunnu
Former Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
President of LBL Foundation for Children

H.E. Geir O. Pedersen
Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN

Professor Ghassan Salamé
Dean, the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris
Joint Professor at Columbia University

Sir Brian E. Urquhart
Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

H.E. Christian Wenaweser
Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN

The MENA Advisory Council

H.E. Fawzi Abdul Ali
Ambassador, Embassy of Libya

Dr. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CEO, Isa Cultural Centre

H.E. Abdullah bin Rashid bin Ali Al Maduli
Ambassador, Embassy of Oman

Adel Khalil Almoayyed
Board Member, Bahrain Institute for Political Development

H.E. Khalid Ibrahim Al Fadhala
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Derasat

Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al Ruwaihi
Executive Director, Derasat

Ibrahim Elias Assaf
Charge d’affairs, Embassy of Lebanon

Rev. Hani Aziz
Reverend, National Evangelical Church Pastor

Adel A. El-Labban
Board of Director & Executive Director, Ahli United Bank

May Otaibi
Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Ebrahim Nonoo
Head of the Jewish Community

H.E. Vagif Garaev
Ambassador, Embassy of the Russian Federation

Mr. Abdulredha Abdulla Khoury
Ambassador, United Arab Emirates

H.E. William V. Roebuck
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

H.E. Muhammad Ali Siraj
Ambassador, Embassy of Jordan