Eugene Chen is the Director, Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Protracted Crises. He is an expert on international public administration whose research focuses on the interplay of substantive policy, intergovernmental politics, and bureaucratic processes at the United Nations.
Prior to joining the NYU Center on International Cooperation, Eugene worked as a consultant on issues such as peacebuilding financing, United Nations transitions, and climate action in United Nations peace operations. He previously worked in the United Nations Secretariat in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, the Department of Field Support, and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Earlier in his career, Eugene served as lead negotiator for the US government at the United Nations on subjects including peacekeeping financing and cross-cutting policy issues, the scales of assessments, and institutional reform.
Eugene is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds both a BA in Government and an MPA from Cornell University.