Mark Quarterman MPA '87, CSIS Director of Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, to Discuss "Toward a Smarter Multilateralism," April 11
Audience:Open to the Public
Mark Quarterman MPA '87, a senior adviser and director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will present a public lecture titled, "Toward a Smarter Multilateralism," at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in Bowl 016, in Robertson Hall.
Quarterman’s focus at CSIS is on effective multilateral responses to global issues in areas that include defense and security; reconstruction and development; human rights; and governance, primarily in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Pakistan, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining CSIS, Quarterman served at the United Nations in a number of capacities for nearly 12 years. Most recently, he was chief of staff of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan. At UN Headquarters, Quarterman served as special assistant (chief of staff) to the UN under secretary general for legal affairs and legal counsel; special assistant to the assistant secretary general for political affairs; and in other capacities in the UN Office of Legal Affairs and Department of Political Affairs. In the field, Quarterman served in Jerusalem and Gaza as chief of staff to the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and in East Timor and Indonesia as political adviser to the special representative for the East Timor Popular Consultation.
Before joining the United Nations, Quarterman was a staff member of the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; a program officer at the Ford Foundation for South Africa and Namibia; and an associate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Quarterman holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
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