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The Board of Directors

H.E. Mr. 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

Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen
President
International Peace Institute

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

Professor Michael W. Doyle
Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs,
Law & Political Science, Columbia University

Mr. Whitney MacMillan
Chairman Emeritus
Cargill, Inc.

Ms. 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

Mr. 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)

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

Mrs. Brigitte Wertheimer
President, Project Peace by Tourism

Mr. 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
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Austria

H.E. Mohamad Hamad Omran Alshamsi
Former Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Austria

H.E. Mr. Torben Brylle
Former Ambassador of Denmark to Austria

Dr. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria

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

H.E. Yuri 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. Thomas Greminger
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to United Nations (Vienna), CTBTO
Ambassador to the OSCE

H.E. Jean Marc Hoscheit
Ambassador to the UN in Geneva

H.E. Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov
Assistant to the President of Kazakhstan

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

H.E. Richard Kühnel
Head of Representation
European Commission in Austria

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

H.E. Mr. Nils Gustaw Daag
Ambassador of Sweden to Austria

H.E. Eva Nowotny
President of the Austrian UNESCO Commission
Former Austrian Ambassador to the United States

H.E. Jan Petersen
Ambassador of Norway to Austria

H.E. Marjatta Rasi
Former Ambassador of Finland to Austria

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
Chairman
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
(OSCE)

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

Mr. Koen Davidse
Director of Multilateral Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Professor Ibrahim Gambari
Joint Special Representative
UNAMID

H.E. Mr. Claude Heller
Ambassador of Mexico to Japan
H. E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas
Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN

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

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

Mr. 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

H.E. Mr. Carsten Staur
Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN in Geneva

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

H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen
Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN

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




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