Francesco Mancini

Francesco Mancini is Vice Dean (Executive Education) and Associate Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He has 20+ years of professional experience in contributing to the delivery of public goods by governments and international institutions, whether it be public services, policy-making, or peace and security.
As Vice Dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, he leads the School's professional development programs for government officials and corporate leaders, running over 60 programs a year in over 20 countries, including Southeast Asia, China, India, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He also teaches two graduate level courses on “International Conflict Analysis and Resolution” and “Global Governance,” and run the “Policy Innovation Lab,” which he created in 2018, in which students use design thinking and other innovation techniques, including behavioral insights, to develop innovative policy ideas for external clients. He leads a research project on the role of new technology in peace.

Francesco regularly lectures at conferences and appear as global affairs commentator on news outlets. He is 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, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Peacebuilding. He published extensively, including co-editing two books (latest on The Management of UN Peacekeeping), book chapters, and articles in magazines and academic journals. Among his most influential policy papers, Francesco published "New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict," "Managing Change at the United Nations," and "Lost in Transition: UN Mediation in Libya, Syria and Yemen."