The Carter Center has named a 24-year veteran of the United Nations as the center’s vice president of peace programs. 

Jordan Ryan most recently served as assistant administrator of United Nations Development Programme and director of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

Mr. Ryan spent time in both China and Vietnam during the 1990s. He is a Yale University anthropology graduate and has a law degree from George Washington University, along with master’s from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

“With an accomplished career at the United Nations, Jordan Ryan brings valuable experience working with nations struggling to recover from conflict, build democratic processes, and strengthen human rights — all central components of the Carter Center’s work to wage peace around the world,” said Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, The Carter Center’s CEO, said in a news release. 

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