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Indira Abeldinova
Policy Analyst

Indira Abeldinova joined the International Peace Institute (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

 

Johanna Borstner
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,

 

Walter Kemp
Senior Director for Europe and Central Asia

Walter Kemp is Director for Europe and Central Asia, based at IPI’s office in Vienna.

He joined IPI in August 2010 after serving for four years as spokesman and speechwriter at the United Nations Office on

 

Maximilian M. Meduna
Policy Analyst

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

 

Andrea Pfanzelter
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

 

Michael Sarnitz
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

 



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May 13, 2014
Small States at the United Nations: Diverse Perspectives, Shared Opportunities

 

Small states make up the majority of United Nations member states, and they are among the strongest advocates for the rules-based multilateral system. Yet many small states face challenges in advancing their interests at the UN.