The Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations


, Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations

Jenna Russo is the Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Dr. Russo completed her PhD in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a focus on the…

, Research Fellow

Daniel Forti is a Research Fellow at IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. His current work focuses on issues related to UN peace operations, and on peace and security partnerships…

, Senior Policy Analyst

Agathe Sarfati is a Senior Policy Analyst at IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, where she focuses on peace operations, humanitarian action and protection. Agathe joined IPI in…

, Senior Adviser

Dr. Youssef Mahmoud is Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute supporting the sustainable development and peace operations programs and serving as a focal point on mediation and…

, Non-resident Senior Adviser

Arthur Boutellis is a Non-resident Senior Adviser at IPI, where he was Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, responsible for developing and managing IPI’s programs and…

, Non-resident Adviser

Ralph Mamiya is currently an independent consultant and is the former team leader of the Protection of Civilians Team in the United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations and…

, Non-resident Fellow

Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé is a non-resident fellow at IPI. A Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé is Associate Professor in the…

IPI has been at the forefront of making peace operations more reliable and effective for over 40 years. From the training of UN peacekeeping troops in the 1970s, to the current work on multidimensional peace operations, IPI aims to deepen the understanding of peace operations around the world and to develop policy ideas to improve their chances of success. The center is named for Sir Brian Urquhart, the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General who played a crucial role in the founding and development of UN peace operations.

Read about the work of the Center for Peace Operations (CPO) staff at these links:

Action for Peacekeeping +
Prioritization and Sequencing of Security Council Mandates
Protection of Civilians
Peacekeeping Transitions
UN Reform
Peacekeeping Observatory
Strengthening the UN–African Union Partnership on Peace and Security
The Future of Peace Operations
Human Rights and Peace Operations
Climate‚ Peace‚ and Security
Understanding Peace in Contexts under Stress
Operationalization of the UN’s Recommendations on Prevention and Sustaining Peace: Reflections from the Field