Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations | email@example.com
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 as the management and organization of peace operations, force generation, partnerships, and the politics of UN reform. He has served as an expert consultant to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations on projects related to its capability-development agenda. In 2013 he was awarded a US Speaker and Specialist Grant by the US Department of State to deliver a series of lectures on peacekeeping and US foreign policy.
Before IPI, Adam spent several years in the private sector as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. He holds a Master of International Affairs degree with a concentration in international security policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
- Adam C. Smith, “Contributor Profile: United States,” Providing for Peacekeeping Project, March 2014.
- Arthur Boutellis and Adam C. Smith, “Engineering Peace: The critical role of engineers in UN peacekeeping,” New York: International Peace Institute, January 2014.
- Chris Perry and Adam C. Smith, “Trends in Uniformed Contributions to UN Peacekeeping: A New Dataset, 1991–2012,” New York: International Peace Institute, June 2013.
- Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis, “Rethinking Force Generation: filling the capability gaps in UN peacekeeping,” New York: International Peace Institute, May 2013.
- Adam C. Smith, “United States of America” in Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges and Future of UN Peacekeeping Contributions, edited by Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams (Oxford University Press, 2013).
- Adam C. Smith and Arthur Boutellis, eds, The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions, (New York, NY: International Peace Institute, 2012).
- Francesco Mancini and Adam C. Smith, eds, “Partnerships – A New Horizon for Peacekeeping?," Special Issue, International Peacekeeping, Vol. 18, No. 5 (November 2011).
- Adam C. Smith, “Understanding What We’re Saying: Dilemmas of the UN’s Peacebuilding Paradigm,” Civil-Military Working Papers, Asia-Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, 2011.
- Adam C. Smith, rapporteur, “2010 Vienna Seminar: UN Peacekeeping in the 21st Century—Partnerships for Peace,” New York: International Peace Institute, 2011.
- Adam C. Smith and Vanessa Wyeth, rapporteurs, "Security Council Istanbul Retreat: At the Crossroads of Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding," New York: International Peace Institute, September 2010.
- Caty Clement and Adam C. Smith, “Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in UN Peace Operations,” New York: International Peace Institute, June 2009.
- International Peace Institute, “Peace Operations,” IPI Blue Paper No. 9, Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity, New York, 2009.
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.
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