Jim Della-Giacoma

Deputy Director

Jim Della-Giacoma is the Deputy Director of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, also serving as the head of its Crisis Diplomacy and Peace Operations program. He came to CIC after being a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University and the Asia Program Director at the International Crisis Group.

Mr. Della-Giacoma was ICG’s South East Asia Project Director based in Jakarta (2009-2013) overseeing the organization’s work in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. Prior to that, he was an Associate Director at the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum in New York (2006-2009). As a senior advisor with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (2003-2006) he worked on citizen participation and elections including in Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, Kenya, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan, and the West Bank. He was NDI’s Timor-Leste country director (2001-2003). At the United Nations, he was a political affairs officer in the Department of Political Affairs in New York during the 1999 East Timor referendum and served with the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor, including as its representative to Indonesia (1999-2000). From 1994-1998 he was a correspondent with AFP and Reuters news agencies in Jakarta.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of New South Wales. 

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