Junta Directiva

General Robert Gordon

Chair of the Board of Directors

General Robert Gordon served a full career in the Army of the United Kingdom until his retirement in 2005. During his military career, he was actively involved in UN peacekeeping operations, first serving with the UN in Cyprus. In 1994, he commanded UN Sector South West Bosnia (UNPROFOR) and the British Forces in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. He also served as the Force Commander of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) from 2002 to 2004. Upon forming his own consulting company in 2005, he has worked on numerous contracts for UN DPKO, the World Bank, the British Government, and others as a consultant on peacekeeping operations. He is a Senior Adviser to the Folke Bernadotte Academy of Sweden in support of the Challenges Forum Secretariat and was Special Adviser to the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre of Canada in support of their African peacekeeping training programmes. In 2005, he helped develop UN DPKO's senior mission leadership (SML) training programme and since then has served as senior mentor on UN SML courses and facilitator of DPKO's Senior Leadership Induction Programme. He has also been the Director of Studies for AU SML and Regional SML courses. He has been the senior mentor for the training and development of the African Standby Force's capability in East Africa (EASBRICOM). He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and Cambridge University.

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Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff

Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors

Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the International Peace Institute in New York. She works on UN peacekeeping and Security Council related issues with IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff is also a non-resident fellow at the New York University Center on International Cooperation, a research associate at the Centre Thucydide in Paris, and a senior expert at the Peace and Security Section of the Global Governance Institute in Brussels.

Dr. Novosseloff ha obtenido varios títulos, incluyendo un doctorado en Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales, en la Universidad de Paris II-Panthéon-Assas., una Maestría en Diplomacia en la Universidad de Lancaster, en el Reino Unido, un M. Phil. ("D.E.A"), Historia de las Relaciones Internacionales, en la Universidad de París I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, y una Maestría ("Maîtrise") de Ciencias Políticas, con un enfoque en Relaciones Internacionales en la Universidad de París I-Panthéon-Sorbonne.

She has written approximately 50 articles and policy papers on the UN Security Council, on peacekeeping and on the cooperation with regional organisations (in French and in English). The following is a list of her books:

  • Alexandra Novosseloff (ed.), Le Conseil de sécurité, entre impuissance et toute puissance, 2016, Paris, éditions CNRS Biblis, 425 pages. http://www.cnrseditions.fr/geopolitique/7232-le-conseil-de-securite-des-nations-unies.html
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  • Frank Neisse / Alexandra Novosseloff, Des murs entre les hommes, pictures and texts, 2015 (2nd edition), Paris, éditions La Documentation française, 272 pages. http://www.ladocumentationfrancaise.fr/catalogue/9782110068385/
  • Jocelyn Coulon / Alexandra Novosseloff (eds), La paix par la force ? Pour une approche réaliste du maintien de la paix « robuste », 2011, Montréal, éditions Athéna, 224 pages. http://www.operationspaix.net/15-nouvelle-du-reseau-publication-du-livre.html
  • Alexandra Novosseloff, Le Comité d’état-major : histoire d’un organe en sommeil, 2008, Centre Thucydide / Sociological association of the UAE, 114p.
  • Paul Quilès / Alexandra Novosseloff, Face aux désordres du monde, 2005, Paris, Les portes du monde, 386p.
  • Alexandra Novosseloff, Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies et la maîtrise de la force armée – Dialectique du politique et du militaire en matière de paix et de sécurité internationales, 2003, Brussels: Bruylant, collection "Organisation internationale et relations internationales", 660 p.

For additional information about Dr. Novosseloff's publications, conferences, photography and exhibitions please visit alexandranovosseloff.com.

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Kevin Kennedy

Kevin S. Kennedy began his service in the United Nations Secretariat in 1977 and completed a variety of assignments on Missions and at UNHQ. In 2007, he joined the Africa Division of DPKO, where he led the Great Lakes Integrated Operational Team. In 2011 he became Chief of the Integrated Training Service and in 2013-2014 served as Officer-in-Charge of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training. In December 2013 he was asked to lead the Mali Integrated Operational Team, responsible at UNHQ for strategic oversight and coordination of support for the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). From 2000 to 2007 he served in the Executive Office of Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Mr. Kennedy has served in UN field missions in the DRC (MONUC), South Africa (UNOMSA), and as a member of the start-up team in Kosovo (UNMIK). He has also contributed to a number of peacekeeping and political missions, including in Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Former Yugoslavia, Haiti, Mali and Western Sahara.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and has done graduate work in international relations at New York University. He is a national of the United States.

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Lt Gen (Retired) Jasbir Lidder

Lt Gen (retired) Jasbir Lidder has extensive experience in the entire spectrum of conflict management in both political and military spheres, with a military career spanning over 40 years with Indian Army. He served as Military Chief of Staff of the UN Mission in ONUMOZ in1994-95 and UNMIS Force Commander in Sudan from 2006-08 where he successfully implemented the security protocol of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan.

Jasbir was DSRSG (P) UNMIS from 2011-12, where he progressed the political process, managed the internal conflict and led early Peacebuilding initiatives in South Sudan. He coordinated the UN system for the South Sudan Referendum in Jan 11.

Jasbir is involved with the UN and multifarious global institutes/academies and think tanks in promoting a wide range of issues related to peace and security. He holds a Master’s degree in Defense and Management Studies and another in Defense and Strategic studies.

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Commissioner Ann-Marie Orler

Commissioner Ann-Marie Orler is the Head of Division of International Affairs of the Swedish Police. Prior to her current office she was the Police Adviser in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Prior to joining the United Nations Ms. Orler was a Police Commissioner with the Swedish National Police for almost 20 years.

Apart from her extensive senior level policing experience, Ms. Orler served from 2001 to 2003 at the Council of Europe as the Programme Manager for the "Police and Human Rights Beyond 2000" programme. She was the Secretary General of Amnesty International in Sweden for a brief period in 1998 and worked in the private sector as a Leadership Consultant specializing in leadership on a strategic level in 1999.

She has traveled extensively as part of her international policing career and has been a member of the Committee for prevention of Torture and degrading treatment of the Council of Europe between 2004 and 2008.

She studied journalism, is a graduate of the Swedish Police Training Academy and holds a Law degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

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Embajador Thomas Pickering

El Embajador Thomas Pickering es conocido por su servicio como embajador de los Estados Unidos ante las Naciones Unidas desde 1989 hasta 1992. Esto sólo fue una cesión de una carrera diplomática que abarcó durante cuatro décadas, durante la cual también sirvió como embajador de EE.UU. en Jordania (1974-78), Nigeria (1981-83), El Salvador (1983-85), Israel (1985 -88), India (1992-93), y Rusia (1993-96). Además, se desempeñó como subsecretario del Estado para Asuntos Políticos desde 1997 hasta 2000. Obtuvo la distinción de ser promovido al rango superior del Servicio para Relaciones Exteriores como Embajador de Carrera, un rango concedido sólo a los diplomáticos de carrera con un servicio extenso y distinguido. Antes de su Departamento de Estado servicio, sirvió en la Marina de los EE.UU. (1956-59), donde fue promovido al rango de teniente comandante.

Después de su carrera con el Departamento de Estado se desempeñó como primer vicepresidente de Relaciones Internacionales de Boeing (2001-06).

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Ms. Julie Gwangmwa Sanda

La Sra. Julie Gwangmwa Sanda es una asociada principal de investigación del Instituto de Defensa Nacional de Nigeria. Entre sus variadas responsabilidades actuales, la Sra. Sanda administra la capacitación y las actividades del plan estratégico de Operaciones de Paz (PSO) del Instituto (CSRS y NDC) para la Asociación Internacional de Centros de Formación para el Mantenimiento de la Paz (IAPTC)/ Asociación Africana de Capacitadores en Actividades de Apoyo a la Paz (APSTA) y ejerce como editora de la Revista de revisión de Paz en África. Fue anteriormente la jefa del Departamento de Estudios de Conflictos, Mantenimiento de la Paz y Asuntos Humanitarios (ACSRS) donde administró sus programas de entrenamiento y actividades en operaciones para el mantenimiento de la paz. Siendo investigadora, capacitadora y facilitadora, trabajó en el Instituto Nacional de estudios políticos y estratégicos (NIPSS) y también en el ya eliminado Consejo Nacional para relaciones intergubernamentales, antes de unirse a los servicios del Instituto de Defensa Nacional (NDC) en noviembre de 1987.

La Sra. Sanda posee una licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Jos (1983) y un Magíster en Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad Ahmadu Bello en Zaria (1987). Desde 1990-1991, fue una académica Fulbright en la Escuela Elliot de Asuntos Internacionales en la Universidad George Washington en Washington DC. La Sra. Sanda también es candidata doctoral en el Departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Estudios de Defensa en la Academia de Defensa Nigeriana, Kaduna. Ha participado en muchos cursos y programas relacionados con la paz y seguridad, políticas extranjeras, género y gestión de conflictos. La Sra. Sanda tiene bastantes publicaciones académicas que validan sus méritos.

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Major General Jose Ricardo Vendramin Nunes

Jose Ricardo Vendramin Nunes is an active duty officer in the Brazilian Army with solid experience in UN peace operations. He served as Military Observer and Military Staff Officer in the UN peacekeeping operation in Angola and later as Chief Military Training Officer in the mission in Syria. He also was exchange international instructor at the Argentine Joint Peace Operations Training Center and UN Training Officer in DPKO, where he had the opportunity to plan and deliver training to a number of field missions and troop contributing countries. He was also the Commander of the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center and planner and organizer of the 21st IAPTC. He holds certificates of post degree studies in International Humanitarian Law, defense and international relations in Brazilian and foreign universities such as the Argentine Catholic University and the New York University.

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Dr. Harvey Langholtz

Harvey Langholtz es el director ejecutivo y fundador del Instituto para Formación en Operaciones de Paz. El tuvo una carrera completa en la Guardacostas de los EE.UU. y se retiró en 1993 con el rango de Comandante. Durante su servicio de Guardacostas, también sirvió en el Departamento de Estado de los EE.UU., donde trabajó en la Delegación de los EE.UU. ante las Naciones Unidas durante 1991-93 y represento los EE.UU. en el Comité Especial de Operaciones de Mantenimiento de la Paz. En 1993 entró a la Facultad en la Universidad de William and Mary en Williamsburg, Virginia, donde enseña Teoría de decisión y tiene el grado académico de profesor. Es autor de varios libros y artículos, entre ellos La Psicología de mantenimiento de la paz (en ingles)y La Psicología de la diplomática (en ingles) y también es co-editor de la Revista Mantenimiento de la Paz Internacional. El tiene una maestría de la Nueva Escuela para Investigación Social en Nueva York, una maestría de los EE.UU Escuela Naval de Posgrado en Monterey, CA, y doctorado de la Universidad de Oklahoma.

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Oficiales de la Junta directiva

Secretaria: Vanessa Anderson

Tesorera: Susan Terrien