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Indira Abeldinova
Policy Analyst

Indira Abeldinova joined the International Peace Institute (IPI) in August 2013. As IPI’s Policy Analyst, Indira focuses on the impact of energy on security and promotion of energy cooperation to prevent and defuse

 

Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie
Research Fellow

Mireille Affa’a Mindzie joined IPI in March 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst in the Africa program.

Before joining IPI, Mireille worked as Legal Officer with the Gambia-based Institute for Human Rights and

 

Beatrice Agyarkoh
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 Officer.

Beatrice's responsibilities include assisting

 

Waleed Alhariri
Research Assistant for the Middle East Program

Waleed Alhariri is a research assistant for IPI’s Middle East Program, supporting the work of the Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)—a regional initiative led by civil society actors from Tunisia,

 

Maha Bahamdoun
Director, Middle East Regional Office

Maha Bahamdoun joined IPI August 1, 2013 as the Director of IPI's Regional Middle East Office, based in Manama, Bahrain.

Maha is a development professional with extensive experience in program and policy design.

 

Alex Bellamy
Non-resident Senior Adviser

Alex Bellamy is a Non-resident Senior Adviser working on the 'Providing for Peacekeeping' program. Alex is currently Professor of International Security at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia,

 

Kristen E. Boon
Visiting Senior Adviser

Dr. Kristen E. Boon is a visiting senior adviser at IPI, working on sanctions and conflict management in Africa under the Coping with Crisis program.   

Dr. Boon has served on the Seton Hall Law School

 

Johanna Borstner
Office Manager

Johanna Borstner has been Office Manager at IPI’s office in Vienna since October 2010. She manages the front office and is the first point of contact for visitors. Johanna is also responsible for bookkeeping,

 

Arthur Boutellis
Non-resident Adviser

Arthur's work focuses on the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations in Africa, the management of UN peace operations, UN integrated strategic planning, peacekeeping, organized crime, DDR,

 

Craig Charney
Non-resident Senior Adviser

Craig Charney, Senior Adviser to the International Peace Institute, is a pollster and political scientist and an expert on public opinion in the Middle East and Muslim Asia, conflict resolution, and fragile states. As

 

Pamela Corn
Adviser for Development

Pamela Corn joined IPI in March 2008. As IPI’s Adviser for Development, Pamela is tasked with strengthening its development strategy and securing new sources of funding. Pamela also works with each program to produce

 

Mary Anne Feeney
Director of Events

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 Events. In this capacity, she manages an event planning team and

 

Rita E. Hauser
Chair of the IPI Board of Directors

Rita E. Hauser has been Chair of the IPI Board of Directors since 1993.

Dr. Hauser is President of The Hauser Foundation. She is an international lawyer and was a senior partner for more than twenty years at

 

Zelia Herrera
Director of Human Resources

Zelia G. Herrera joined IPI in 1994. As Director of Human Resources, she is charged with the daily running of the office as well as managing Human Resources. In IPI's accounting and financial areas, she is responsible

 

John L. Hirsch
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 also Adjunct Professor at

 

Warren Hoge
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 Bureau Chief in

 

Walter Kemp
Senior Director for Europe and Central Asia

Walter Kemp is Director for Europe and Central Asia, based at IPI’s office in Vienna.

He joined IPI in August 2010 after serving for four years as spokesman and speechwriter at the United Nations Office on

 

Jérémie Labbé
Research Fellow for Humanitarian Affairs

Jérémie Labbé joined IPI in August 2010 to work on humanitarian issues, including the HOPEFOR initiative, a project aimed at improving civil-military coordination in response to large-scale natural disasters. Since

 

Emmanuel Letouzé
Non-resident Adviser

Emmanuel Letouzé is an IPI Non-resident Adviser working in the areas of new technologies in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, as well as statebuilding and civilian capacities. He is a regular consultant for the UN

 

Adam Lupel
Director of Publications and Senior Fellow

Adam Lupel came to IPI in June 2006. He is responsible for directing the editing, production, and dissemination of all IPI books, policy reports, and related publications. Adam also maintains an active research agenda

 

Youssef Mahmoud
Senior Adviser

Youssef Mahmoud is a Senior Adviser IPI supporting the Africa, Middle East, and peace operations programs and serves as focal point on mediation policies and practices. Before retiring from the United Nations in January

 

Francesco Mancini
Senior Director of Research

As Senior Director of Research at IPI, Francesco Mancini serves as principal liaison between the program staff and the President Terje Rød-Larsen. He develops and leads IPI’s research agenda. He supervises the

 

Maximilian M. Meduna
Policy Analyst

Max Meduna joined IPI in August 2013 as a Policy Analyst. At the Vienna office, Max is focusing on research projects and policy consulting related to peace operations, fragile states and international security. Max was

 

Jilla Moazami
Executive Assistant to the President

Jilla Moazami, a native of Iran and longtime resident of France, joined IPI in 2000 as Assistant to the President. As the principal liaison between the President's office, IPI board members, and staff, she manages the

 

Marie O'Reilly
Associate Editor

Marie O'Reilly serves as IPI's Associate Editor. She edits and produces books, policy papers, and issue briefs, and manages content for IPI’s Global Observatory. Marie

 

Andrea OSúilleabháin
Policy Analyst

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 states, and the role of

 

Omar El Okdah
Policy Analyst

Omar El Okdah joined IPI in November 2012. Omar focuses on research projects and policy consulting related to transition in the Arab world in the post-2011 political climate and regional cooperation in the Middle East

 

Andres Pena
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 worked as a

 

Chris Perry
Research Fellow and Data Scientist

Chris joined IPI as a Policy Analyst with the Coping with Crisis team in July 2008 and leads the IPI Data Lab initiative. His principle research focus is on the use of applied data science and computational methods to

 

Andrea Pfanzelter
Senior Director, IPI Vienna

Andrea Pfanzelter is the Director of IPI in Vienna, in charge of developing and coordinating new initiatives. In addition, since June 2014, as IPI’s Senior Director of Resource Development she is responsible for the

 

Hardeep Singh Puri
Non-resident Senior Adviser

Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri joined IPI as a Senior Adviser in June, 2013. Ambassador Puri served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations until February 2013, where he played a very prominent

 

Maureen Quinn
Director of Programs

Maureen Quinn joined IPI as a senior adviser in November 2011 and is now Director of Programs. During her twenty-five year career as a diplomat of the United States, she has served as the United States Ambassador to

 

Camilla Reksten-Monsen
Special Assistant to the President

 

Apolinar Reynoso
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 problems relating to

 

Terje Rød-Larsen
President

Terje Rød-Larsen has been President of the International Peace Institute since January 2005. He serves concurrently as UN Under-Secretary-General and the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Implementation of

 

Annie Schmidt
External Relations Coordinator

Annie Schmidt joined IPI in April 2009. As part of the Data & Design Team, Annie is responsible for coordinating IPI visual presentations, webcasting events, providing web support, and administering the Salesforce

 

Adam Smith
Senior Fellow and Head of IPI’s Center for Peace Operations

Adam Smith is a Senior Fellow and Head of IPI's Center for Peace Operations. Since joining IPI in 2006, his work has focused on a variety of political, technical, and policy matters related to UN peace operations, such

 

Jill Stoddard
Director of Web & Mulitmedia and Web Editor

Jill Stoddard oversees IPI's online presence including IPI's Global Observatory.

Jill is a two-time Webby-award winner formerly with Columbia Business

 

Taimi Strehlow
Program Administrator

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, curated a dance

 

Ana Tangarife
Facilities Manager


 

Marvin Eliza Trujillo
Events Coordinator

Marvin Eliza Trujillo is an IPI Events Coordinator. Marvin Eliza was hired by IPI in May of 2000 and has worked within two distinct areas of the organization. She first worked as an Administrative Assistant for the

 

Susan Waugh
Senior Accountant

Susan Waugh joined IPI in June 2009 and is currently the Senior Accountant in the finance department.  She works closely with the Director of Finance. Her responsibilities include all accounting functions. 

 

Allison White
Development Officer

Allison 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 new Membership Program and strengthening the

 

Paul Williams
Non-resident Senior Adviser

Paul 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 Studies program in the

 

David Witt
Senior Director of Operations

David Witt joined IPI in October 2006 as Director of Finance & Administration. In this role, he oversees financial management and reporting, program operations, legal and regulatory compliance, human resources,

 



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