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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

 

 

Playing a key role in supporting "fragile states" and the most vulnerable populations.

 

Jonathan Papoulidis is Executive Advisor at World Vision where he provides broad leadership on the Agency’s policy, programming and partnerships for fragile states.

 

I graduated in 2007 with an Mst in International Relations—POLIS has played a key role in how I approached subsequent roles in the UN, academic and non-profit sector.

-Jonathan Papoulidis

 

 

 

Jonathan Papoulidis is currently Executive Advisor on Fragile States at World Vision where he provides broad leadership on the Agency’s policy, programming and partnerships for fragile states.  

 

He is an inaugural fellow at Columbia World Projects at Columbia University focusing on adaptive approaches to scaling in fragile settings.

 

He previously served with the United Nations, including in Indonesia as Chief of Policy and Programs in the Office of the UN Recovery Coordinator and then as UN Coordinator and Special Advisor for Aceh and Nias and UN Security Coordinator for Sumatra.

 

From 2004-2006, he served in the UN peacekeeping mission in post-war Liberia as advisor to the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Governance and Recovery.

 

Before that, he was the senior UN OCHA representative in Turkey, preparing for the 2003 Iraq humanitarian response.

 

Prior to these postings, Papoulidis served at UN headquarters in New York, focusing on the protection of civilians, conflict prevention, private sector partnerships and post-crisis transitional planning.

 

He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and the Center for Refugee Studies, York University.

 

He has written for the Brookings Institution, Harvard International Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, DevEx, New Humanitarian and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

 

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