guterres 118Known 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
Vienna Advisory Council
International Advisory Council
MENA Advisory Council

The Board of Directors

António Guterres
Honorary Chair
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Michael W. Doyle
Chair of the IPI Board of Directors
Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University

Kevin Rudd
Former Prime Minister & Labor Party leader, Australia

Daniele D. Bodini
Former Permanent Representative of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations

Lord Levy
House of Lords, United Kingdom

Whitney MacMillan
Chairman Emeritus, Cargill, Inc.

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

Brigitte Wertheimer
President, Project Peace by Tourism

Terje Rød-Larsen
President, International Peace Institute

The Vienna Advisory Council

H.E. Mohammed A. Al-Salloum
Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Austria

H.E. Bente Angell-Hansen
Ambassador of Norway to Austria

Dr. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria

H.E. Helen Eduards
Ambassador of Sweden to Austria

Dr. Caspar Einem
President, Austrian Institute for International Affairs
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach

H.E. Yury Viktorovich Fedotov
Director General of UNOV in Vienna
Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

H.E. Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood

H.E. Jean Marc Hoscheit
Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the UN in Geneva

H.S.H. Maria-Pia Kothbauer, Princess of Liechtenstein
Ambassador of Liechtenstein to Austria

H.E. Dr. Johannes Kyrle
Former Secretary General
Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

Rachel Kyte
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Energy for All

H.E. Katja Pehrman
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OSCE

H.E. Liselotte Plesner
Ambassador of Denmark to Austria

H.E. Kairat Sarybay
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Austria

H.E. Christian Strohal
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OSCE

H.E. Alexa L. Wesner
Ambassador of the United States of America to Austria

H.E. Claude Wild
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to United Nations (Vienna) and UNIDO

H.E. Hubert Wurth
Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Austria

H.E. Kandeh Yumkella
Presidential Candidate, Sierra Leone
Former Chair of UN Energy; Former Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for all (SE4ALL)

The International Advisory Council

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

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates

H.E. Marc Perrin de Brichambaut
Former Secretary-General
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Professor Ibrahim Gambari
Joint Special Representative

H.E. Claude Heller
Vice-Chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT)

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

H.E. Mr. Jan Kickert
Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN

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

H.E. Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Netherlands 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. Geir O. Pedersen
Ambassador of Norway to China

Ghassan Salamé
Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

H.E. Kai Sauer
Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN

Sir Brian E. Urquhart
Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

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

The MENA Advisory Council

H.E. Fawzi Abdul Ali
Ambassador, Embassy of Libya

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

H.E. Abdullah bin Rashid bin Ali Al Maduli
Ambassador, Embassy of Oman

Adel Khalil Almoayyed
Board Member, Bahrain Institute for Political Development

H.E. Khalid Ibrahim Al Fadhala
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Derasat

Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al Ruwaihi
Executive Director, Derasat

Ibrahim Elias Assaf
Charge d’affairs, Embassy of Lebanon

Rev. Hani Aziz
Reverend, National Evangelical Church Pastor

Adel A. El-Labban
Board of Director & Executive Director, Ahli United Bank

May Otaibi
Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Ebrahim Nonoo
Head of the Jewish Community

H.E. Vagif Garaev
Ambassador, Embassy of the Russian Federation

Mr. Abdulredha Abdulla Khoury
Ambassador, United Arab Emirates

H.E. William V. Roebuck
Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America

H.E. Muhammad Ali Siraj
Ambassador, Embassy of Jordan