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Indira Abeldinova joined IPI in August 2013. As IPI’s Policy Analyst, Indira focuses on the impact of energy on security and promotion of energy cooperation to prevent and defuse energy-related conflicts. Indira also
Mireille Affa’a Mindzie joined IPI in March 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst in the Africa program.
Before joining IPI, Mireille worked as Legal Officer with the Gambia-based Institute for Human Rights and
Beatrice T. Agyarkoh, a native of Ghana, joined IPI in April of 1998 and has held a number of positions within the organization. She is currently an Events Officer.
Research Assistant for the Middle East Program
Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia,
Non-resident Senior Adviser
Alex Bellamy is a Non-resident Senior Adviser working on the 'Providing for Peacekeeping' program. Alex is currently Professor of International Security at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia,
Kristen E. Boon
Visiting Senior Adviser
Office & Events Manager
Johanna Borstner has been Office Manager at IPI’s office in Vienna since October 2010. She manages the front office and is the first point of contact for visitors. Johanna is also responsible for bookkeeping,
Arthur's work focuses on the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations in Africa, the management of UN peace operations, UN integrated strategic planning, peacekeeping, organized crime, DDR,
Non-resident Senior Adviser
Craig Charney, Senior Adviser to the International Peace Institute, is a pollster and political scientist and an expert on public opinion in the Middle East and Muslim Asia, conflict resolution, and fragile states. As
Adviser for Development
Pamela Corn joined IPI in March 2008. As IPI’s Adviser for Development, Pamela is tasked with strengthening its development strategy and securing new sources of funding. Pamela also works with each program to produce
Mary Anne Feeney
Director of Events
Mary Anne Feeney joined the International Peace Institute (IPI) in November 2007. She currently works as part of the Management Team as the Director of Events. In this capacity, she manages an event planning team and
Mohammad Saleem Hashim
Mohammad Saleem joined IPI on January 2, 2014 as the Office Manager of IPI's Regional Middle East Office in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. He manages the front office and is the first point of contact for visitors.
Rita E. Hauser
Chair of the IPI Board of Directors
Rita E. Hauser has been Chair of the IPI Board of Directors since 1993.
Dr. Hauser is President of The Hauser Foundation. She is an international lawyer and was a senior partner for more than twenty years at
Director of Human Resources
Zelia G. Herrera joined IPI in 1994. As Director of Human Resources, she is charged with the daily running of the office as well as managing Human Resources. In IPI's accounting and financial areas, she is responsible
John L. Hirsch
John L. Hirsch is currently a senior adviser to IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen after having held various positions at IPI, including Vice President and Acting Head of the Africa Program. He is also Adjunct Professor at
Senior Adviser for External Relations
Warren Hoge joined IPI as Vice President and Director of External Relations in June 2008. In more than three decades as an editor and foreign correspondent at the New York Times, he served as Bureau Chief in
Senior Director for Europe and Central Asia
Walter Kemp is Director for Europe and Central Asia, based at IPI’s office in Vienna.
Lamii Moivi Kromah
Research Fellow, Center for Peace Operations
Lamii Moivi Kromah serves as Research Fellow with the Center for Peace Operations at IPI. His work focuses is on global peacekeeping deployments, protection of civilians (POC), peace building, humanitarian action and
Emmanuel Letouzé is an IPI Non-resident Adviser working in the areas of new technologies in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, as well as statebuilding and civilian capacities. He is a regular consultant for the UN
Director of Publications and Senior Fellow
Adam Lupel came to IPI in June 2006. He is responsible for directing the editing, production, and dissemination of all IPI books, policy reports, and related publications. Adam also maintains an active research agenda
Youssef Mahmoud is a Senior Adviser IPI supporting the Africa, Middle East, and peace operations programs and serves as focal point on mediation policies and practices. Before retiring from the United Nations in January
Non-resident Senior Adviser
Francesco Mancini is Non-resident Senior Adviser at IPI, where he was Senior Director of Research before relocating to Singapore in June 2014. His work focuses on geostrategic analysis, global risks, multilateral
Maximilian M. Meduna
Max Meduna joined IPI in August 2013 as a Policy Analyst. At the Vienna office, Max is focusing on research projects and policy consulting related to peace operations, fragile states and international security. Max was
Executive Assistant to the President
Jilla Moazami, a native of Iran and longtime resident of France, joined IPI in 2000 as Assistant to the President. As the principal liaison between the President's office, IPI board members, and staff, she manages the
Thong Nguyen is Data Lab program administrator at the International Peace Institute, having previously served IPI as editorial assistant. He is also non-resident fellow of the Future Worlds Project at Carnegie Council
Marie O'Reilly serves as IPI's Associate Editor. She edits and produces books, policy papers, and issue briefs, and manages content for IPI’s Global Observatory. Marie
Andrea (Laidman) Ó Súilleabháin joined IPI in January 2013. She currently works on inclusive peacebuilding at the country and international policy level, South-South cooperation among fragile states, and the role of
Omar El Okdah
Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East
Andres Pena joined IPI in the fall of 2008, and works in the finance and administration department, supporting the events team and carrying out various facilities tasks.
Research Fellow and Data Scientist
Chris joined IPI as a Policy Analyst with the Coping with Crisis team in July 2008 and leads the IPI Data Lab initiative. His principle research focus is on the use of applied data science and computational methods to
Senior Director, IPI Vienna
Andrea Pfanzelter is the Director of IPI in Vienna, in charge of developing and coordinating new initiatives. In addition, since June 2014, as IPI’s Senior Director of Resource Development she is responsible for the
Hardeep Singh Puri
Non-resident Senior Adviser
Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri joined IPI as a Senior Adviser in June, 2013. Ambassador Puri served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations until February 2013, where he played a very prominent
Director of Programs
Maureen Quinn joined IPI as a senior adviser in November 2011 and is now Director of Programs. During her twenty-five year career as a diplomat of the United States, she has served as the United States Ambassador to
Special Assistant to the President
Information Technology Administrator
Apolinar Reynoso joined IPI in 1998. He is responsible for the administration of IPI's local area network (LAN). He provides technical support and help desk assistance, and he addresses technical problems relating to
Terje Rød-Larsen has been President of the International Peace Institute since January 2005. He serves concurrently as UN Under-Secretary-General and the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Implementation of
Adviser, Polio Eradication and Health & Peace
Michael Sarnitz joined IPI in March 2014 as an adviser for IPI projects on polio eradication and peace & health. In his role, Michael focuses on the nexus between health and security with a regional emphasis on
External Relations Coordinator
Annie Schmidt joined IPI in April 2009. As part of the Data & Design Team, Annie is responsible for coordinating IPI visual presentations, webcasting events, providing web support, and administering the Salesforce
Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations
Adam Smith is a Senior Fellow and Head of IPI's Center for Peace Operations. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of political, technical, and policy matters related to UN peace operations, such
Director of Web & Multimedia and Web Editor
Jill Stoddard oversees IPI's online presence including IPI's Global Observatory.
Jill is a two-time Webby-award winner formerly with Columbia Business
Taimi Strehlow develops and monitors budgets and coordinates various activities for IPI’s thematic, regional, and training programs.
Before joining IPI, Taimi managed a modern dance company, curated a dance
Marvin Eliza Trujillo
Marvin Eliza Trujillo is an IPI Events Coordinator. Marvin Eliza was hired by IPI in May of 2000 and has worked within two distinct areas of the organization. She first worked as an Administrative Assistant for the
Susan Waugh joined IPI in June 2009 and is currently the Senior Accountant in the finance department. She works closely with the Director of Finance. Her responsibilities include all accounting functions.
Allison joined IPI in October 2012. As part of the Development Team, she supports the Institute’s grant-making efforts and is responsible for expanding IPI’s new Membership Program and strengthening the
Non-resident Senior Adviser
Paul Williams is a Non-resident Senior Adviser working on the “Providing for Peacekeeping” project. Paul is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy Studies program in the
Senior Director of Operations
David Witt joined IPI in October 2006 as Director of Finance & Administration. In this role, he oversees financial management and reporting, program operations, legal and regulatory compliance, human resources,
IPI is grateful to our generous friends and donors who provide both intellectual and financial support. Their contributions help us in a very practical way to achieve program objectives, and their leadership is an invaluable resource to our organization.
The Global Observatory
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A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.
2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.
The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.
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