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,...
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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, with IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations.
Prior to this, Delphine worked as a Mission Planning Officer in the Office of the Chief of Staff of MINUSMA in Bamako, Mali. She has also conducted policy analysis and research assignments with the International Crisis Group, the University of Los Andes, and Swisspeace; and did project monitoring at Crisis Action and Independent Diplomat, focusing on the Middle East and Africa.
Delphine has a Master’s degree in international relations from Sciences Po Paris, a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Montreal and spent a year at Uppsala University’s Peace and Conflict department. She is bilingual in French and English, as well as fluent in Spanish.
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Based on the actions of its leaders at home and abroad, the extent to which Turkey can sustain its role as relevant international interlocutor in areas including the fight against ISIS and the Syrian refugee crisis is in serious doubt.
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