Board & Council

Known as the International Peace Academy until early 2008, the International Peace Institute was founded by a group of individuals from both within and outside of the United Nations who believed that a thoroughly independent institution, free from official constraints, could make a unique contribution to multilateral efforts to prevent and settle armed conflicts around the world.

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Board of Directors
International Advisory Council
MENA Advisory Council

The Board of Directors

Kevin Rudd
Chair of the IPI Board of Directors
Former Prime Minister & Labor Party leader, Australia

Mortimer Zuckerman
Chairman Emeritus

Cliff Perlman
Attorney at Law

Ann Phillips
Member of the Board, World Policy Institute
Member of the Advisory Board, Council on Global Initiatives of the New School

Jean Todt
President, Federation Internationale de L’Automobile

Valerie Amos
Master of University College, Oxford

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Peace Institute

The International Advisory Council

H.E. Maged Abdelaziz
Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the UN

Penny Abeywardena
Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

H.R.H. Prince Turki Al-Faisal
The King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies

H.E. Yoka Brandt
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN

H.E. Christian Frédéric Braun
Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN

H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason
Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN

Dr. Joni Maya Cherbo
CEO and President of the Resource Center for Cultural Engagement

H.E. Cho Hyun
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN

H.E. Mr. Ronaldo Costa Filho
Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN

H.E. Nicolas de Rivière
Permanent Representative of France to the UN

H.E. Anna Karin Eneström
Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN

Professor Ibrahim Gambari
Founder & Chairman
Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD)

Ameerah Haq
Former UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, Vice Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations

Patricia Herdt
Deputy Permanent Observer of the International Organization of la Francophonie to the UN

H.E. Martin Bille Hermann
Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN

H.E. Christoph Heusgen
Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN

Professor Ian Johnstone
Professor of International Law at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

H.E. Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States

H.E. Mr. Alexander Marschik
Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN

H.E. Agshin Mehdiyev
Office of the Permanent Observer for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the UN

H.E. Amre Moussa
Former Foreign Minister of Egypt
Former Secretary-General of the Arab League

H.E. Lana Nusseibeh
Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN

The Honorable Olara A. Otunnu
Former Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
President of LBL Foundation for Children

H.E. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa

H.E. Mr. Robert Keith Rae
Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN

H.E. Valentine Rugwabiza
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN

H. E. Mr. Jukka Salovaara
Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN

Stephen Schlesinger
Fellow at the Century Foundation, Former Director of the New School’s World Policy Institute

Lisa Shields
Vice President of Global Communications at the Council on Foreign Relations

H.E. Olof Skoog
Head of Delegation of the European Union to the UN

Robert Smith
Founder, ICV

H.E. Mr. T. S. Tirumurti
Permanent Representative of India to the UN

H.E. Christian Wenaweser
Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN

H.E. Maria Angela Zappia
Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN

The MENA Advisory Council

H.E. Anwaer
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

H.E. Soha Ibrahim El Far
Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Cécile Longé
Embassy of France

H.E. Alok Kumar Sinha
Embassy of India

H.E. Rami Wriekat Al Adwan
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

H.E. Milad Hanna Nammour
Embassy of the Lebanese Republic

H.E. Fawzi Abdul Ali
Embassy of the State of Libya

H.E. Abdullah bin Rashid bin Ali Al Mudailwi
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

H.E. Igor Aleksandrovich Kriminiev
Embassy of the Russian Federation

H.E. Kemal Demirciler
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

H.E. Shaikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

H.E. Simon Martin
Embassy of the United Kingdom

H.E. Justin Hicks Siberell
Embassy of the United States of America

H.E. Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
Chairman, DERASAT
Undersecretary, International Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees, CEO
Isa Cultural Centre

Sh. Salah Bin Yosuf Aljowder
Dialogue Table of Religions and Cultures

Reverend Hani Aziz
National Evangelical Church, Bahrain

Ebrahim Nonoo
Jewish Community

H.E. Adel A. El-Labban
Group CEO & Managing Director
Ahli United Bank

Dr. May Otaibi
Vice-Chairman of Board of Trustees
Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Mounir Bouchenaki
Former Director, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage
Consultant, Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities

H.E. Adel Khalil Almoayyed
Board Member

Jean-Christophe Durand
CEO, National Bank of Bahrain
President, French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Bahrain

Suhail Ghazi Algosaibi
Founder & CEO
Falak Holdings Consultancy

H.E. Khalid Abdulrahman Khalil Almoayed
A.K. Almoayed Group (W.L.L)

Mona Al Moayyed
Managing Director
YK Al Moayyed & Sons

Bishop Camillo Ballin
Representative of Vatican, Italian Roman Catholic

Hassan Chalghoumi
Union des Peuples Pour La Paix