Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations | email@example.com
Adam Smith is a Research Fellow and Manager of IPI's Peace Operations Program. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of policy matters related to UN peace operations, including the management and organization of peace operations, interorganizational peacekeeping partnerships, peacekeeping capabilities, and the relationship between the UN Secretariat, the Security Council, and troop- and police-contributing countries.
Before IPI, Adam spent several years in the private sector as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. He served as the Ralph Helmold teaching fellow for an economics course at Columbia University in 2005 and 2006. He has consulted for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Adam holds a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a master’s degree with a concentration in international security policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
- 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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