Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council; Brookings Institution; UN Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation

Jean-Marie Guéhenno is Senior Fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. In addition, he is a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institution and a member of the UN secretary-general's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. 

From 2014 to 2017, Guéhenno was president and CEO of the International Crisis Group and from 2010 to 2014, he was director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution and Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University. He was UN under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations from 2000 to 2008.

Guéhenno also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France as member of the policy planning staff (1979-1981); head of cultural affairs of the French Embassy in the United States (1982-1986); director of the policy planning staff (1989-1993); and ambassador to the Western European Union (1993-1995).

Guéhenno is an expert in peacekeeping, transnational security threats, and global governance. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled The Second Renaissance: In Search of a New Balance Between the Individual and the Collective.

Last Updated: January 7, 2021

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