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09: Challenges to UN Peacebuilding and Good Governance

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Senior Fellow and Director of Research, IPI - International Peace Institute; Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
President, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York Chair
fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown Chair

MA Francesco MANCINI

Senior Fellow and Director of Research, IPI - International Peace Institute; Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

 As Director of Research at IPI, Francesco Mancini serves as principal liaison between the program staff and the office of the President Terje Rød-Larsen. He helps to connect the different program agendas with institutional priorities. He also heads the larger IPI program "Coping with Crisis, Conflict, and Change" and directs IPI work on peace operations. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University s School of International and Public Affairs, and held the same position for two years at New York University. Since 2004, he has been teaching a graduate-level seminar on conflict assessment.
 Prior to joining IPI, Francesco served as an Associate at the EastWest Institute in New York, where he co-managed the Worldwide Security Initiative, a program designed to enhance international cooperation in addressing new security threats, particularly transnational terrorism. From 1996 to 2001, Francesco was a senior management consultant at Charles Riley Consultants International in Paris, where he focused on business strategy and change management, managing multi-million dollar reforms in major public sector companies in France, Italy, and Morocco.
 He earned his BS in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs where he studied International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution. While at Columbia, he was awarded a fellowship within the Satzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. In 2002, he researched the peace negotiations in Cyprus at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

Terje ROD-LARSEN

President, IPI - International Peace Institute, New York

 Terje Rød-Larsen has been President of the International Peace Institute since January 2005. He serves concurrently as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559 (2004). He began his career as an academic, teaching sociology, political science, and philosophy at the Universities of Bergen and Oslo, before establishing the Fafo Institute for Applied Sciences in Oslo in 1981. As Director of Fafo, he initiated a research project into the living conditions of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which led to a request by the PLO in 1992 that he help establish a secret channel for negotiations between the PLO and the Government of Israel. The subsequent talks between Israelis and Palestinians concluded with the Oslo Accords and the signing of the Declaration of Principles at the White House on September 13, 1993.
 In 1993, he was appointed Ambassador and Special Adviser for the Middle East Peace process to the Norwegian Foreign Minister. In mid-1994, he was appointed United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories at the rank of Under-Secretary-General. In 1996, he became Norwegian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Planning and Cooperation, before re-joining the United Nations. From 1999 to December 2004, he served as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, holding the rank of Under-Secretary-General

MA Michael VON DER SCHULENBURG

fmr. Executive Representative and Head of Mission, UNIPSIL - United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, Freetown

1969-1975 FU - Freie Universität Berlin
1971-1972 LSE - London School of Economics, London, UK
1977-1978 ENA - Ecole Nationale de Administration, Paris, France
1975-1976 DIE - German Institute for Development
1978-1980 Junior Professional Officer, United Nations Development Programme, New York, USA
1980-1982 Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, Port-au-Price, Haiti
1983-1987 Assistant Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad, Pakistan
1987-1989 Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
1988 Special Mission through Afghanistan "SALAM 3" , United Nations
1989-1991 Chief of Mission, Operation Salaam, Kabul, Afghanistan
1991-1992 Special assignments for the Special Humanitarian Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Kuwait - Iraq conflict
1992-1999 United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
1995-1998 Special missions in support of 6+2 Talks
1998 Special mission to Talibn-held Kandahar
1999-2000 Director for Operations and Analysis, UNODC - United Nations Drug Control Programme, Vienna, Austria
2001-2002 Special mission in support of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan
2001-2005 Director for Management and Finance, OSCE
2003-2005 Support to Martti Ahtisari’s ICT Initiative
2005 Special Mission to Somalia
2005-2007 Principle Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for Political Affairs to Iraq
2008 Special mission to Afghanistan, ASG
2008 Assistant Secretary General, Department for Political Affairs, New York, USA
2008-2012 Executive Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone
since 2012 Retired from the UN, various teaching engagements, published five papers on peacebuilding

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