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Marie O'Reilly

Associate Editor | oreilly@ipinst.org

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 also researches and writes on inclusive peace processes, women’s roles in conflict mediation, and new technologies in conflict prevention.

Prior to joining IPI, Marie conducted research on the impact of natural resources on peacebuilding in South Sudan for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and developed conflict-prevention strategies targeting youth for the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon. She has also worked in management consulting with Accenture, on human rights and video advocacy with Witness, and on event planning and communications at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) in Paris.

Marie holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she specialized in media and communications, and an MA in international security and conflict studies from Dublin City University. While earning her BA in European studies, Marie studied at Trinity College Dublin, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and Humboldt University in Berlin.

Marie tweets @Marie_O_R.

Selected Publications

• “Women in Conflict Mediation: Why It Matters,” International Peace Institute, October 2013 (with Andrea O Suilleabhain).

• “New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict,” Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, October 2013 (with Francesco Mancini).

• “New Technology in Conflict Prevention,” in New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict, International Peace Institute, April 2013 (with Francesco Mancini).

• “Social Protection for Development,” paper prepared in the framework of the European Report on Development 2010, November 2010 (with Paolo Brunori).

See Marie’s analyses, articles, and interviews for The Global Observatory here>>



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The Global Observatory

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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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October 10, 2014
Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons

 

Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. In light of the recent conflict in the North of Yemen and Sana’a, with a constitution-drafting process underway, a referendum to approve a draft constitution, and coming elections all within the next year, the open dialogue established among key parties and factions in Yemen’s transition has become increasingly important.