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Cristina Petcu

Deputy Director of the New York Office, Institute for Economics and Peace
Cristina Petcu is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in New York, working on expanding the use of IEP’s Positive Peace Framework as a training tool and an evidence-based metric for peace-centered development. Before joining IEP, Cristina worked with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as a Civil Affairs Officer, leading the Mission's work on strengthening civil society's capacities to participate in the implementation of the 2015 Peace Agreement and Mali's return to constitutional order. Prior to her deployment in Mali, Cristina was a Research Analyst with the Global Governance, Justice & Security Program at the Stimson Center, where she published widely on topics related to UN reform. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for the UN We Need, Cristina also significantly contributed to mobilizing global civil society action on an ambitious program for the renewal and innovation of the UN system and other global institutions. She a native of Romania and holds a MA in International Affairs from The New School and a BA in Philosophy and European Studies from the University of Bucharest.