Renata Dwan is the Deputy Director and Senior Executive Officer of Chatham House where she oversees the delivery of the Chatham House research agenda and the institute’s 12 programme teams. From 2018-2020, Renata was Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva, Switzerland. At the United Nations, Renata worked on peace operations and complex emergencies in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Mali and Syria. She led major UN-wide policy initiatives on peacekeeping, security sector reform, and crisis management capacities. Prior to the UN, Renata led Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s programme on armed conflict and conflict management and was Deputy Director the EastWest Institute security programme in Budapest, Hungary. She was a Special Adviser to the European Union Council Secretariat on crisis management issues.
Dr. Dwan, who is Irish, has published widely on peacekeeping, international conflict management and peacebuilding. She received her B.A, MPhil and DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University.