Jonathan Papoulidis is Executive Advisor on Fragile States at World Vision where he provides broad leadership on the Agency’s policy, programming and multi-stakeholder partnerships for fragile states. He previously served with the United Nations, including in Indonesia as Chief of Policy and Programs in the Office of the UN Recovery Coordinator and then as UN Coordinator and Special Advisor for Aceh and Nias and UN Security Coordinator for Sumatra. From 2004-2006, he served in the UN peacekeeping mission in post-war Liberia as advisor to the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Governance and Recovery. Before that, he was the senior UN OCHA representative in Turkey, preparing for the 2003 Iraq humanitarian response. Prior to these postings, Papoulidis served at UN headquarters in New York, focusing on protection of civilians, conflict prevention, private sector partnerships and post-crisis transitional planning. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and the Center for Refugee Studies, York University. He has written for the Brookings Institution, Harvard International Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, DevEx, New Humanitarian and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Biography current as of August 1, 2021.