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Bruce Jones, PhD   Download vCard
Consulting Professor

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Research Interests
United Nations; international security; peacekeeping; post-conflict operations; Middle East peace process


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Dr. Bruce Jones is senior fellow and director of the Strategy and International Order Program at the Brookings Institution, and director and senior fellow of the NYU Center on International Cooperation.

Dr. Jones’ research focuses on US policy on international order, international security and transnational threats; on the emerging powers’ strategic policy; on multilateral institutions in peace and security issues; on the role of the United Nations in crisis management and international security; and on fragile states.

Dr. Jones has served as senior external advisor and co-lead author for the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011 on Conflict, Security and Development; as a member of the Secretary-General’s Senior Advisory Group to guide the Review of International Civilian Capacities (2010-2011); as the lead scholar on the International Task Force on Global Public Goods (2007); and as deputy research director for the UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (2004-2005).

Prior to assuming the directorship of the Center, Dr. Jones served in several capacities at the United Nations. He was senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary-General during the UN reform effort leading up to the World Summit 2005, and in the same period was acting secretary of the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee. From 2000-2002 he was special assistant to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process; and held assignments in the UN Interim Mission in Kosovo, and in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics; and was Hamburg Fellow in Conflict Prevention at Stanford University. He is the author of Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and Myths of the Coming Disorder (Forthcoming Brookings Press); co-author with Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman of Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats (Brookings Press, 2009); co-editor with WPS Sidhu and Pratap Mehta of Shaping the Emerging World: India in the Multilateral Order; co-editor with Shepard Forman of Cooperating for Peace and Security (Cambridge University Press, 2009); author of Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failures; series editor of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations(Lynne Reinner) and author of several book chapters and journal articles on US strategy, global order, the Middle East, peacekeeping, post-conflict peacebuilding, and strategic coordination.

He is a consulting professor at CISAC, adjunct faculty at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and professor by courtesy at the NYU Department of Politics.