Executive Office

, President

Terje Rød-Larsen has been President of the International Peace Institute since January 2005. Mr. Rød-Larsen began his career as an academic, teaching sociology, political science, and philosophy…

, Vice President

Dr. Adam Lupel is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the International Peace Institute. He is responsible for developing IPI’s long-term research agenda and for overseeing…

, Executive Assistant to the President

Jilla Moazami, a native of Iran and longtime resident of France, joined IPI in 2000 as Executive Assistant to the President. As the principal liaison between the President’s office, IPI board…

, Chief of Staff

Camilla Reksten-Monsen joined IPI in February 2010. As Chief of Staff, Camilla provides dedicated managerial, administrative and research support to the President and serves as a liaison between…

Chair

, Chair of the IPI Board of Directors

Michael W. Doyle is the Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and University Professor of Columbia University. He is affiliated with the School of International and Public Affairs, the…

New York Staff

, Events Coordinator

Beatrice T. Agyarkoh, a native of Ghana, joined IPI in April of 1998 and has held a number of positions within the organization. She is currently an Events Coordinator. Beatrice’s responsibilities…

, Director of the Center for Peace Operations

Arthur Boutellis is Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations at the International Peace Institute (IPI). He is responsible for developing and managing IPI’s programs and research…

, Associate Editor

James Bowen joined IPI in February 2015 and manages the daily publication of the Global Observatory. Prior to this, he was a political speechwriter for state and federal ministers in his native…

, Assistant Production Editor

Madeline Brennan joined IPI as an editor in June 2016 and is involved with editing and producing policy reports, issues briefs, research publications, and books. Prior to joining IPI, Madeline…

, Policy Analyst

Lesley Connolly (de Sylva) joined IPI in June 2016 as a Policy Analyst. She works on United Nations peacekeeping and peace operations, partnerships with the African Union, peacebuilding and…

, Policy Analyst

Alice Debarre is a Policy Analyst in the Humanitarian Affairs program of the International Peace Institute. Her current work focuses on the delivery of healthcare in situations of armed conflict,…

, Head of Humanitarian Affairs

Dr. Els Debuf heads the Humanitarian Affairs program of the International Peace Institute, where she also serves as Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs to the Independent Commission on…

, Post-Doctoral 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…

, Director of External Relations

Mary Anne Feeney joined the International Peace Institute (IPI) in November 2007. She currently works as part of the Management Team as the Director of External Relations. In this capacity, she…

, Director of Finance and Administration

Zelia G. Herrera joined IPI in 1994. As Director of Finance and Administration, she is charged with the daily operations of the office as well as managing Human Resources. In IPI’s accounting and…

, Senior Adviser

John L. Hirsch is currently a Senior Adviser to IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen after having held various positions at IPI, including Vice President and Acting Head of the Africa Program. He is…

, Senior Adviser for External Relations

Warren Hoge joined IPI as Vice President and Director of External Relations in June 2008. In more than three decades as an editor and foreign correspondent at the New York Times, he served as…

, Research Fellow

Jimena Leiva Roesch joined IPI in April 2015.  From 2009 to March 2015, Jimena was at the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the UN in New York, where she last served as Counselor. She was the lead…

, 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…

, Policy Analyst

Delphine Mechoulan joined IPI in March 2016 as a Policy Analyst. She works on United Nations peacekeeping and peace operations, mediation, prevention, and governance and sustainable development,…

, Events Coordinator

Amanda Murchison joined IPI in October of 2013. As the Administrative Assistant, Amanda works with the Human Resources and the Finance department. She is in charge of the day to day office needs,…

, Program Administrator

Thong Nguyen is Data Lab Program Administrator at the International Peace Institute, having previously served IPI as editorial assistant. He is also non-resident fellow of the Future Worlds Project…

, Senior Visiting 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….

, Facilities Assistant

Andres Pena joined IPI in the fall of 2008, and works in the Finance and Administration department, supporting the events team and carrying out various facilities tasks. Before joining IPI, Andres…

, Information Technology Administrator

Apolinar Reynoso joined IPI in 1998. He is responsible for the administration of IPI’s local area network (LAN). He provides technical support and help desk assistance, and he addresses technical…

, External Relations Coordinator

Rodrigo Saad joined IPI in February 2015 as Special Assistant to the Vice President and the Independent Commission on Multilateralism—an initiative launched in September 2014 to provide concrete…

, Social Media Officer

Hillary Saviello is the Social Media Officer at IPI, responsible for live-tweeting from IPI’s program of events, as well as writing news articles about the issue areas they cover: peace,…

, Data & Design Coordinator

Annie Schmidt joined IPI in April 2009. She is responsible for coordinating IPI visual presentations, webcasting events, providing web support, and administering the Salesforce database. Prior to…

, Director of Web & Multimedia and Web Editor

Jill Stoddard oversees IPI’s online presence including IPI’s Global Observatory (GO). She was one of the founding editors of the GO. Jill is a two-time Webby-award winner formerly with Columbia…

, Program Planning and Budget Manager

Taimi Strehlow develops and monitors budgets and coordinates various activities for IPI’s thematic, regional, and training programs. Before joining IPI, Taimi managed a modern dance company,…

, Research Fellow

Sarah Taylor joined IPI in August 2017, and is responsible for the organization’s work on women, peace and security. Prior to joining IPI, she was the women, peace and security advocate in the…

, Associate Editor

Albert Trithart joined IPI in November 2015 as the Assistant Editor. As current Associate Editor, he is involved with editing and producing IPI books, policy reports, issues briefs, and research…

, Bookkeeper

Patrick Tsai works in the Finance and Administration department as IPI’s Bookkeeper. Patrick moved from Hong Kong to New York City in 2009. He has interned at the NY Aquarium and Museum of Natural…

, Development Officer

Allison White joined IPI in October 2012. As part of the Development Team, she supports the Institute’s grant-making efforts and is responsible for expanding IPI’s Membership Program and…

Vienna Staff

Manama Staff

, Director of IPI Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office

Nejib Friji joined IPI in 2015 as Director of its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office in Manama, Bahrain. In a career with the United Nations spanning 25 years, Mr. Friji began at…

Non-Resident Advisers

, Non-resident Senior Adviser

Alex J. Bellamy is a Non-resident Senior Adviser working on the ‘Providing for Peacekeeping’ program. Alex is currently Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Asia Pacific…

, Non-resident Senior Adviser

Francesco Mancini is a Non-resident Senior Adviser at IPI, where he was Senior Director of Research before relocating to Singapore in June 2014. His work focuses on geostrategic analysis, global…

, Non-resident Research Fellow

Andrea (Laidman) Ó Súilleabháin joined IPI in January 2013. She currently works on inclusive peacebuilding at the country and international policy level, South-South cooperation among fragile…

, Non-resident Senior Adviser

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

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