Francesco Mancini is Associate Dean and Visiting Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also a Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI), a member of the Research Committee of the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in Sidney, Australia, an Honorary Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute (MEI), an Associate Fellow at the Peace Informatics Lab of the Leiden University, Netherlands, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Peacebuilding.
Educated in business administration and economics in Bocconi University in Milan, Italy (his hometown) and international relations and security in Columbia University, New York, Francesco started his professional career in strategic and change management consulting, managing multi-million dollars projects for public companies and governments in France, Italy, and in Morocco. Today, he has over 15 years of experience in conflict resolution, policy analysis, and teaching in international security, covering primarily the Middle East and West Africa. He has worked for over 10 years in and around the United Nations and in think tanks in New York, providing tailored briefings to governments around the world on conflict resolution, before moving into academia and graduate education in Singapore.
He regularly lectures at academic institutions and international conferences, and appears as commentator in the media. Francesco has published extensively. His latest co-edited volume is The Management of UN Peacekeeping: Coordination, Learning, and Leadership in Peace Operations (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2017). Among his latest policy reports, Francesco has published Lost in Transition: UN Mediation in Libya, Syria and Yemen and Managing Change at the United Nations: Lessons from Recent Initiatives.