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...
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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 research agenda in the area of peace and security (Peace Operations, Peacebuilding/Sustaining Peace, Prevention, Mediation, and Preventing Violent Extremism) from September 2015 to November 2017.
In addition to IPI, Arthur has worked with the UN missions in Burundi (BINUB), Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT), Haiti (MINUSTAH), and Mali (MINUSMA) where he supported the 2014-15 Mali peace negotiations as part of the UN Mediation Team. His prior work with humanitarian NGOs and think tanks focused on the Middle East and Africa.
He has published widely, regularly speaks at conferences and in the media, and teaches a graduate-level seminar at Columbia University. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He is bilingual in French and English, as well as fluent in Spanish.
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