Visiting Fellow Michèle Griffin

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Visiting Fellow
Academic Year: 2023-24

In a career spanning more than twenty-five years at the United Nations, Michèle Griffin has served as a senior policy advisor and director of policy planning to successive secretaries-general. She currently directs the Common Agenda/Summit of the Future Team in the office of Secretary-General António Guterres. Previously, Griffin coordinated many of the Secretary General’s signature initiatives, including COVID-19 policy and the Call for Action on Human Rights. Prior to this, she served for ten years in the UN’s Department of Political Affairs, where she set up and ran the UN Mediation Support Unit, aiding peace processes around the world. Griffin has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and has lectured and published widely on UN matters. She received her BA in European studies from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and her master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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