International Peace Institute (IPI)

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflict. With a staff representing more than 20 nationalities, IPI is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Vienna and Manama.

Founded in 1970, IPI is dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions. To achieve its purpose, IPI employs a mix of risk analysis, policy research, publishing, and convening. It carries out work in and on Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. IPI provides practical policy insight and advice for international and national policymakers, as well as for the broader foreign affairs community. Among the primary consumers of its policy research and analysis are the UN and its 193 member states, regional and subregional organizations such as the OSCE, academia, and civil society. IPI’s policy recommendations are highly valued for their candor and credibility.

The IPI Vienna office is located in the historic center of the Austrian capital, close to diplomatic missions, the Austrian foreign ministry and the headquarters of a number of international and nongovernmental organizations, including the OSCE, with which the IPI Vienna office has successfully partnered since its establishment.

In 2015, IPI continues to support Switzerland with issues related to its Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). For example, in February it is organizing a meeting in Belgrade on how to promote reconciliation between Georgia and the break-away regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Further Walter Kemp, IPI’s Director for Europe and Central Asia, is part of the Secretariat to support the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project.

International Peace Institute
Freyung 3
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-533-8881

Dr Adam Lupel is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the International Peace Institute. He is responsible for developing IPI’s long-term research agenda and for overseeing management and coordination among IPI’s offices in New York, Vienna, and Manama in close collaboration with the President. Between 2014 and 2016 he served as the director of research and publications for the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, a project of IPI.

Dr Lupel also conducts research on issues related to globalization, multilateralism, and the prevention of mass atrocities. He is the author of Globalization and Popular Sovereignty: Democracy’s Transnational Dilemma (2009) and the co-editor of Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or Allies? (2011) and Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action (2013).

Prior to 2006, when he joined IPI as Editor, he was the Managing Editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, and he taught modern and contemporary political theory at The New School’s Eugene Lang College in New York. He has a PhD in political theory and an MA in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research and a BA in international relations with a concentration in Latin America from Boston University.