Jean-Marie Guéhenno

AIEI Board of Advisors; Former Carnegie Council Senior Fellow; Columbia University

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Political Practice and director, Kent Global Leadership Program on Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.

He previously served as United Nations under-secretary general for Peacekeeping Operations. Before joining the United Nations, Guéhenno served as director of policy planning in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassador to the Western European Union, and chairman of the French Institute of Higher Defense Studies. He is currently a trustee at the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Guéhenno is an expert in peacekeeping, transnational security threats, and global governance. He recently published The First XXI Century: From Globalization to Fragmentation.

Featured Work

MAY 3, 2022 Article

Why Democracy vs. Autocracy Misses the Point

Today, the world seems to be laser-focused on the struggle of "democracy vs. autocracy," but what if this ideological debate is missing the point? Columbia ...

APR 19, 2022 Podcast

Why Democracy vs. Autocracy Misses the Point, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

The advent of the age of data is a formidable accelerator of history. As society faces a crisis of politics compounded by the emergence of ...

Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/12537210603">UN Geneva/UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>

OCT 21, 2019 Podcast

The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a ...

DEC 7, 2004 Podcast

Challenges in UN Peacekeeping Operations

The demand for UN peacekeeping troops has risen at an unprecedented rate, says Guéhenno, Under-Secretary General for UN Peacekeeping Operations. This presents enormous challenges, ...