© David MaloneDavid Malone
David M. Malone joined the United Nations University on 1 March 2013 as its sixth Rector. In that role, he holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Malone holds a BAA from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal); an Arabic Language Diploma from the American University (Cairo); an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University.

Prior to joining the United Nations University Dr. David Malone served (2008–2013) as President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre, a funding agency that supports policy-relevant research in the developing world.

© Finn TarpFinn Tarp
Professor Finn Tarp is Director of UNU-WIDER. He also holds the Chair of Professor of Development Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Tarp has some 35 years of experience in academic and applied development economics research and teaching. His field experience covers some 20 years of work in more than 35 countries across Africa and the developing world more generally, including longer term assignments in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Vietnam.

Tarp has held senior posts and advisory positions within government and with donor organizations, and he is member of a large number of international committees and advisory bodies. They include the European Union Development Network (EUDN) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

He holds an MSc and PhD in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

© Tony AddisonTony Addison
Professor Tony Addison is Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER. He was previously Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester; Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester (from 2006-2009); Associate Director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC); and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER.

His books include: From Conflict to Recovery in Africa, Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Economic and Social Reconstruction, and Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective. He was a lead author for The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps.

Addison is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and Birkbeck College, London University.

© UNU-WIDERRachel Gisselquist
Dr. Rachel M. Gisselquist is a Research Fellow with UNU-WIDER. She works on the politics of the developing world, with particular attention to state fragility, governance, ethnic politics and inequality, democratization, and sub-Saharan African politics. She was previously Research Director, Index of African Governance, at Harvard University, and Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics. She has also worked as a consultant, most recently with the World Bank. Among other policy publications, Gisselquist is co-author of the first two editions of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, an established reference on governance that has been analyzed in multiple journal articles and other publications.

She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

© Sarah CliffeSarah Cliffe
Dr. Sarah F. Cliffe is Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General, Civilian Capacities. She was previously Special Representative and Director for the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development.

Cliffe has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda, the Government of South Africa, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, as well as for a major management consultancy company in the United Kingdom on public sector reform issues. She holds degrees in History and Economic Development from Cambridge and Columbia Universities.

© Lant PritchettLant Pritchett
Professor Lant Pritchett is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development (MPA/ID) program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to returning the the Kennedy School in 2007, he was lead Socio-Economist in the Social Development group of the South Asia region of the World Bank, resident in Delhi, 2004-2007.

Pritchett has published widely in economics journals and in specialized journals on demography, education, and health. He has authored (alone or with one of his 22 co-authors) over 100 papers in refereed journals, chapters in books, or articles, as least some of which are widely cited (he was inordinately pleased when his Google Scholar total citation count passed 10,000 including 24 separate 100 plus citation papers).

He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.S. in Economics and in 1988 from MIT with a PhD in Economics.

© Michael WoolcockMichael Woolcock
Dr. Michael Woolcock, Lecturer in Public Policy, is Lead Social Development Specialist with the World Bank's Development Research Group in Washington, D.C. His current work focuses on interactions between customary and state legal systems, conducted as part of the World Bank's global 'Justice for the Poor' program (which he co-founded), and strategies for assessing complex social interventions.

Woolcock has an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University. He taught previously at Harvard Kennedy School from 2000-2006, and from 2006-2009 was founding Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, where he was Professor of Social Science and Development Policy.

© Frauke de WeijerFrauke de Weijer
Frauke de Weijer is a Fellow with the research program for Building State Capability at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has over ten years of experience in working in and on conflict-affected countries. From 2002 onward she worked as an advisor to several government ministries in Afghanistan, which provided her with a vantage point to see the beauty and the ugly in the efforts to rebuild a state and a society.

De Weijer currently works at ECDPM in the Netherlands in the field of conflict, security and resilience, where she aims to deepen insight into the dynamics of change in societies and organizations, and translate this insight into improved policy and practice.

© Jarmo ViinanenJarmo Viinanen
Jarmo Viinanen was appointed Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in 2009. He serves as a Head of the Mission of Finland to the United Nations in New York.

Prior to this appointment, Viinanen worked in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Finland for nine years. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Chief of the Cabinet and from 2000 to 2005 he was a Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the Republic of Finland and a member of the Cabinet.

Viinanen earned his MA degree in Political Science at the University of Turku. He acted as a Secretary General in the Student Union of the University of Turku during his studies.

© Ken MenkhausKen Menkhaus
Dr. Ken Menkhaus has taught political science at Davidson since 1991. In 1987 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for his dissertation research on Somalia, after which he came to specialize on the Horn of Africa. He has published on topics including development, conflict analysis, peace operations, state failure, state-building, humanitarianism, and political Islam.

Before arriving at Davidson, Menkhaus taught for two years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt from 1989 to 1991. In 1993-1994, he served as special political advisor in the U.N. Operation in Somalia, and was a visiting civilian professor at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute in 1994-1995.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

© Fotini ChristiaFotini Christia
Fotini Christia is Assistant Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at MIT. Her research interests deal with issues of ethnic conflict and civil wars. She recently completed a dissertation on civil war alliance formation, which involved extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan and Bosnia. She has published work on the role of local elites in civil wars in Comparative Politics, and is presently working on two field projects of an experimental design that address the effects of institutions of cooperation in post-conflict, multi-ethnic societies.

Christia has also worked in the Middle East and Central Asia and has written opinion pieces on her experiences from Afghanistan, Iran, the West Bank and Gaza, and Uzbekistan for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

© Martin GramatikovMartin Gramatikov
Dr. Martin Gramatikov is a Lecturer at the University of Tilburg on the faculty of Law. Prior to this he lectured at the University of Sofia as part of the public administration department. His research focuses on justice, law and economics, and the rule of law.

He holds a PhD from the University of Sofia.

©  Caren Grown Caren Grown
Dr. Caren Grown is currently on detail as Senior Gender Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she leads the agency's efforts to integrate broader gender issues in foreign assistance. She is co- Principal Investigator of the Gender Asset Gap Project, funded by the Dutch MDG3 Fund, which has conducted a large-scale household survey in Ecuador, Ghana, and India on all forms of physical and financial assets and is using the data to calculate the gender asset and wealth gaps in the three countries.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research.

© Graciana del CastilloGraciana del Castillo
Professor Graciana del Castillo is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Columbia University, where she has taught graduate courses in international economics since 1990. She has also taught at New York University, Hunter College, and Hofstra University (1987-89). She has published extensively on economic issues of concern to emerging countries in several books and in economic and political journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, World Development, Global Governance and Foreign Policy.

Castillo is a founding member of CGLA. She is an expert in emerging country issues. She has advised governments, international organizations, banks and corporations on issues relating to sovereign risk, foreign direct investment, business climate, public-private partnerships, other financial issues and post-conflict economic reconstruction. Most recently, she was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Macroeconomic Advisory Group (MAG).

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.