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

Events Manager

James Darnbrook

Events and Communications Coordinator

Cristal Downing

Colombia Case Study Manager

Anthony Dursi

Communications Manager

Alice Eckstein

Programme Manager

Nesrien Hamid

Programme Officer

Ben Harris

Communications Associate

Sophie Huvé

Legal Expert

Martin Kinuthia

Finance & Administrative Officer

Dr Siobhan O’Neil

Project Director

Vanessa Paez

Administrative and Finance Associate

Rachel Seavey

Programme Officer

Angharad Smith

Programme Officer

Kato Van Broeckhoven

Project Manager


Dr James Cockayne

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

Dr Charles Hunt

Non-Resident Fellow