United Nations University Centre for Policy Research

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in New York is an independent think tank within the UN system. We combine research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges.

Who We Are

Dr David Passarelli

Executive Director

Adam Day

Director of Programmes

Christina McElwaine

Chief Operations Officer

Dr Rebecca Brubaker

Senior Policy Adviser

Jessica Caus

Research Associate

Alexandra Cerquone

External Relations Manager - FAST Initiative

James Darnbrook

Communications and Events Officer - FAST Initiative

Cristal Downing

Colombia Case Study Manager - MEAC

Anthony Dursi

Communications Manager

Alice Eckstein

Programme Manager - Modern Slavery Programme

Nesrien Hamid

Programme Officer - Modern Slavery Programme

Ben Harris

Communications Associate - Modern Slavery Programme

Sophie Huvé

Legal Expert - Sanctions and International Humanitarian Law

Martin Kinuthia

Finance & Administrative Officer

Sherif Alaa Mabrouk

Research Associate - MEAC

Dr Siobhan O’Neil

Project Director - MEAC

Vanessa Paez

Administrative and Finance Associate

Angharad Smith

Programme Officer - Modern Slavery Programme

Kato Van Broeckhoven

Project Manager - MEAC


Dr Jennifer Allsopp

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

Dr James Cockayne

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

Dr Charles T. Hunt

Fellow (Non-Resident)