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...
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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 Nations and the African Union. Daniel joined IPI in June 2018.
Daniel previously worked for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), serving as a Researcher in the Office of the Executive Director from 2012-2016. His research focused broadly on African political conflicts, with specific interests in mediation and peace processes, multilateral peace operations, and social cohesion in South Africa. Daniel also served on the secretariat appointed to the Special Reference Group on Migration and Community Integration in KwaZulu-Natal, an independent commission led by Judge Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Daniel holds a Masters of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he concentrated in International Security Policy and specialized in UN Studies. As part of SIPA’s capstone curriculum, Daniel contributed to an independent study on the role of innovation and technology in UN peace operations, commissioned for the United States Mission to the UN. In Spring 2018, he also served as the Program Assistant for SIPA’s UN Studies Specialization. Daniel received his B.A. from Duke University, graduating with highest distinction in public policy studies. That year, Daniel also received John Hope Franklin Award for Academic Excellence in African and African-American Studies. Born and raised in New York City, Daniel is an alumnus of the United Nations International School (UNIS) and a recipient of an International Baccalaureate diploma.
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