Mark Quarterman (MPA '87) presented a lunch seminar talk, "Post-Conflict Reconstruction" at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in 012 Bendheim Hall. Quarterman is Director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Quarterman’s work focuses on effective multilateral responses to global issues in areas that include defense and security; reconstruction and development; human rights; and governance, primarily in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Pakistan, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa Prior to joining CSIS, Quarterman served at the United Nations in a number of capacities over nearly 12 years. Most recently, he was chief of staff of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan. At UN Headquarters, he served as special assistant (chief of staff) to the UN under secretary general for legal affairs and legal counsel; special assistant to the assistant secretary general for political affairs; and in other capacities in the UN Office of Legal Affairs and Department of Political Affairs. In the field, Quarterman served in Jerusalem and Gaza as chief of staff to the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and in East Timor and Indonesia as political adviser to the special representative for the East Timor Popular Consultation.