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

Adam Day

Head of Programmes

Christina McElwaine

Chief Operations Officer

Dr Rebecca Brubaker

Senior Policy Adviser

Jessica Caus

Research Assistant

Alexandra Cerquone

Events Manager

María Ignacia Curiel

Research Officer

Anthony Dursi

Communications Manager

Alice Eckstein

Programme Manager

Dr Kelly Gleason

Data Science Lead

Nesrien Hamid

Programme Officer

Ben Harris

Editorial and Social Media Assistant

Martin Kinuthia

Finance & Administrative Officer

Dr Siobhan O’Neil

Project Director

Vanessa Paez

Administrative and Finance Associate

Pradeepan Parthiban

AI & Modern Slavery Research Fellow

Cale Salih

Research Officer

Rachel Seavey

Programme Officer

Angharad Smith

Programme Officer

Kato Van Broeckhoven

Project Manager