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Daniel Mack

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Daniel Mack is a Senior Advisor with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at the NYU Center on International Cooperation.

For over two years, Daniel spearheaded the Pathfinders’ Halving Global Violence program, establishing and convening the HGV Task Force and providing strategic direction and leadership to the Peace in Our Cities and GENSAC networks. Daniel has over fifteen years of experience working on issues of armed violence reduction and international arms control. Prior to Pathfinders, Daniel worked for five years as an independent consultant, and provided research, policy or strategic advice for several United Nations agencies (UNIDIR, UNLIREC, UNODA, UNODC) and international NGOs, including Save the Children Norway, Small Arms Survey, Control Arms, Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil), PAX (Netherlands), and Asociación para Políticas Públicas (Argentina).

Previously, Daniel worked for nine years at the NGO Instituto Sou da Paz in São Paulo, Brazil, spearheading its policy and advocacy arms control efforts both at the national level and at global fora. Moreover, he was co-chair of the Control Arms civil society coalition that pushed for the UN Arms Trade Treaty, among other leadership roles. Daniel has published numerous policy and research papers, press and journal articles on armed violence reduction, small arms and ammunition control, human rights and the international arms trade.

Daniel holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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    Publication: Analysis September 20, 2021 Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding

    Our Common Agenda: A Quick Scan

    On Friday, September 10, 2021, Secretary-General António Guterres presented Our Common Agenda, his response to the request made by UN member states for recommendations in the 75th anniversary declaration adopted in 2020. In this analysis, the teams at NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and Pathfinders share their initial observations and impressions on how Our Common Agenda links to ongoing and planned efforts on peace, justice, inclusion, preventing humanitarian crises, and supporting peacebuilding and multilateralism.

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    Publication: Policy Brief July 12, 2021 Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding

    Bridging the Silos: Integrating Strategies across Armed Conflict, Violent Crime, and Violent Extremism to Advance the UN’s Prevention Agenda

    This policy paper makes the argument that the UN can and should adopt a more integrated violence prevention strategy across these three forms of violence. It draws from desk review of UN and academic documents, interviews with UN staff working on different types of violence prevention across the UN system, and a workshop among them.

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    Publication: Analysis February 16, 2021 CIC Perspectives

    Are We Facing a Wave of Conflict in High-income Countries?

    The recent wave of violent protests and unrest across the developed world – the storming of the US Capitol during the electoral college process and the riots in the Netherlands, among others – questions the assumption that high-income countries have become immune to large-scale internal political violence. Are we facing a new wave of high-income conflict? This analysis examines whether these recent events augur a wider shift in conflict risk to high-income countries, akin to the shift seen from low to middle-income countries 20 years ago.

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