Wendy MacClinchy is a Senior Advisor, overseeing the United Nations program at CIVIC. She brings eighteen years of experience in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, humanitarian response, protection, and sustainable development. She has served at senior levels in a range of field settings, including as a UN agency director in Liberia, head of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Lebanon during the onset of the war in Syria, as a Senior Researcher in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and as a UN Senior Advisor to the Governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, overseeing national recovery programs. She also served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the office of the UN High-Commissioner for Refugees in New York, and was most recently a Senior Policy Advisor on the UN’s 75th Anniversary in the Office of the UN Secretary-General. She is a lead author of the OECD States of Fragility Report: Understanding Violence; and has published on peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and resilience for Harvard, OECD, the UN, and UN University’s Centre for Policy Research. Wendy has previously served in policy roles within the UN Department of Peace Operations in New York, developing its first Early Peacebuilding Strategy for Peacekeepers. She has advised the International Network on Conflict and Fragility on prevention policy, programming, and financing; and has served as guest lecturer at Columbia, NYU, and the New School. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Management, Organizations, and Governance from the London School of Economics; and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco (2001-2003).