President and Chief Executive Officer
International Crisis Group (ICG)
1989-93, Director, Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France; Ambassador to Western European Union; Chairman, French Institute of Higher Defence Studies. 2000-08, Undersecretary-General, United Nations: longest tenure as head; led biggest expansion of peacekeeping. 2012, Deputy Joint Special Envoy to Syria. Currently, Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University. Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Chairman of the Board, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva; Board Member, International Crisis Group, European Council on Foreign Relations. Author, End of the Nation State (1993). Recipient: Officier de la Légion d'Honneur; Commander's Cross, German Order of Merit.