Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) and Visiting Associate Professor
Francesco Mancini is Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) and Visiting Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His work focuses on global governance, United Nations, conflict analysis and resolution. He regularly lectures at academic institutions and presents at conferences and to governments on international peace and security issues.
Francesco is also a Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI), where he was Senior Director of Research before relocating to Singapore in June 2014. Francesco is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), a member of the Research Committee of the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in Sidney, Australia, an Honorary Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute (MEI), an Associate Fellow at the Peace Informatics Lab of the Leiden University, Netherlands, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Peacebuilding.
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. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at Group CRCI in France, Italy, and Morocco, focusing on change management in large public utility companies.
Francesco earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, his hometown, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he was awarded a fellowship within the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.
• Francesco Mancini and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin (eds.), Building Resilience in Cities under Stress, International Peace Institute, 2016
• Francesco Mancini, “Promoting Democracy,” in Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, and Bruno Stagno Ugarte (eds.), The UN Security Council in the 21st Century, Lynne Ripener Publishers, 2016
• Francesco Mancini, Managing Change at the United Nations: Lessons from Recent Initiatives, International Peace Institute, 2015
• Francesco Mancini and Marie O’Reilly, New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict, Stability Journal, 2013.