SCMO attended the "Geopolitical Risk Forecast: Crisis and Opportunity in 2018” discussion organized in Hong Kong by CRISIS GROUP.
International Crisis Group is an independent policy organisation that acts to prevent wars breaking out and helps to shape peace processes in more than 40 conflicts and countries. We are unique, working through deep field research, writing comprehensive reports and bringing our timely analysis to top policy makers in person.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno was until his appointment as President of the International Crisis Group in 2014 the Arnold Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University and Director of its centre for international conflict resolution. He is also a member of the High-Level advisory board on mediation recently created by the Secretary-General of the UN, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
In 2012, he was appointed Deputy Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria. He left that position to chair the commission appointed by President François Hollande to review the French Defense and National Security Posture.
Between 2000 and 2008, he served as the United Nations’ Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and held the position of Chairman of the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale. He previously served as Director of the French policy planning staff and as Ambassador to the Western European Union.
Mr. Guéhenno shared his analysis on the international outlook for next year.