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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

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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

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