Staff

, Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations

Jake Sherman is the Director of the International Peace Institute’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, where he develops and manages IPI’s programs and research agenda on peace and…

, Senior Adviser

Dr. Youssef Mahmoud is Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI) supporting the Africa, Middle East, and peace operations programs and serving as focal point on mediation and…

, Senior Policy Analyst

Lesley Connolly (de Sylva) is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations within IPI. Lesley joined IPI in 2016. Her work focuses on issues peacebuilding and…

, Policy Analyst

Daniel Forti is a Policy Analyst at IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. His current work focuses on issues related to peace operations, mediation, and partnerships between the United…

, Program Assistant

Aïssata joined IPI in February 2017 working within the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, where she’s responsible for monitoring programs and budgets, as well as providing support in…

, Research Fellow

Namie Di Razza joined IPI as a post-doctoral fellow in October 2016. She works on UN peace operations and protection of civilians with IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Prior to…

, Non-resident Senior Fellow

Alexandra joined IPI as a Senior Visiting Fellow in July 2017. She works on UN peacekeeping and Security Council related issues with IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Dr….

, 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 Senior Fellow

Paul D. Williams is a Non-resident Senior Fellow working on the “Providing for Peacekeeping” project. Paul is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Security Policy…

, Non-resident Senior Fellow

Marie-Joëlle Zahar is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at IPI. She is also Director of the Research Network on Peace Operations and Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal.

, 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:

Mediation
Peace Operations
Sustaining Peace and Prevention
Local Peacebuilding
Scenario-based Learning for Senior Leadership
UN Reform
African Union-United Nations Partnership
Preventing Violent Extremism
Leadership & Management Training
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