Jordan RYAN has served as the vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center since June 2015. Mr. Ryan was named an assistant secretary-general for the United Nations in 2009, serving as assistant administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery until his retirement at the end of September 2014. Mr. Ryan had a long and distinguished career with the United Nations, serving as deputy special representative of the secretary-general and as U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Liberia. He was the UN resident coordinator and UNDP resident representative in Vietnam, prior to which he served as deputy director, and then director, of the office of the UNDP administrator in New York. Mr. Ryan holds an MA in international affairs from SIPA, Columbia University; a JD from the National Law Center, George Washington University; and a BA in anthropology from Yale University. He was a visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2001.
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