The Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations


, Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations

Jenna Russo is the Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Dr. Russo completed her PhD in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a focus on the…

, Senior Adviser

Dr. Youssef Mahmoud is Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute supporting the sustainable development and peace operations programs and serving as a focal point on mediation and…

, 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 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…

, Non-resident Fellow

Dirk Druet is a researcher, policy adviser and strategist with over a decade of experience in the international peace and security pillar of the United Nations. He is a research affiliate at McGill…

IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations (CPO) strives to be a center of expertise for independent research, analysis, and debate on multilateral peace operations. CPO provides timely analysis and actionable recommendations for member states, the UN system, and external partners to help missions better implement their mandates and build the foundation for sustainable peace. While the work of CPO is anchored in UN-led peace operations, it also examines broader critical trends in international peace and security.

Read about the work of the Center for Peace Operations (CPO) staff at these links:

Action for Peacekeeping +
Prioritization and Sequencing of Security Council Mandates
Protection of Civilians
Peacekeeping Observatory
Support to C-34 Committee Annual Field Visit