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COALITION SECRETARIAT

The International Secretariat of the Coalition is hosted by the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP), based in New York and The Hague, and whose Executive Director is William R. Pace. For more about WFM-IGP programs and partners, please click here

WFM-IGP started its program on R2P/RtoP in 2003 under the Responsibility to Protect-Engaging Civil Society (R2PCS) project. This project transitioned into the Coalition in 2009. See more on WFM-IGP's former R2PCS project


SECRETARIAT STAFF:

 
Brittany Roser 
Communications and Outreach Associate 

Brittany Roser is the Communications and Outreach Associate for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. Roser obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and History, with a minor in Law and Legal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Sciences degree in Politics and Government in the European Union, with a concentration in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In addition, Ms. Roser has participated in summer schooling programs on the UN and global governance with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and on foreign policy-making in the European Union with the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels and Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. Ms. Roser previously interned with ICRtoP, assisting with research and advocacy. Prior to joining ICRtoP, Ms. Roser interned in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons for the office of Rt. Hon. Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham where she primarily worked on policy research. Ms. Roser’s interests include conflict prevention and resolution, the promotion of women’s roles in peace and security initiatives, and the role of development aid in atrocity prevention.

Jelena Pia-Comella
Deputy Executive Director

Ms. Pia-Comella has 20 years of experience in international relations and a deep knowledge of the United Nations (UN) system. She previously served as Director of Programs at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) since July 2008. Her career began as a diplomat representing the country of Andorra to the UN, the United States and Canada and as such participated in the 1998 Rome Conference. In 2002, she was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Andorra to the UN. In addition, she served as Chargé d’affaires a.i./Chief of Mission to the United States and Canada from 2001 to 2007. In 2008, Ms. Pia-Comella joined the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and Women’s Environment and Development Organization as a consultant to coordinate the Gender Equality Architecture Reform Campaign (GEAR), a coalition of over 300 NGOs for the purpose of strengthening gender equality at the UN. Ms. Pia-Comella holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University in New York, USA and a Bachelors in Economics from Université de Fribourg, Switzerland. Ms. Pia-Comella speaks Catalan, French, English and Spanish.

Ryan Hallock
Development Fellow

Ryan Hallock is the Development Fellow, providing grants management support to the organization. Mr. Hallock previously interned with the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) and received a fellowship in September 2016. Prior to joining the organization, he served as a journalist in the US Army for five years, writing about military programs and policies and sharing the stories of soldiers both at home and abroad. He has a bachelor of arts in film from the University of Tampa and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at the City College of New York, where he works as a research assistant on a study analyzing the mental health consequences of refugee resettlement work. 

Molly Brander
Intern

Molly Brander is an intern at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. Brander is currently studying to achieve her LL.M. at Stockholm University and has previously taken courses in international relations. Before joining the ICRtoP, she did voluntary work at the United Nations Association of Sweden, working on projects to inform civil society on the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Brander is interested in conflict and atrocity prevention, RtoP as part of the international legal framework, and the role of women in upholding and implementing RtoP.

Max Lit
Intern

Max Lit is an intern at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Mr. Lit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mr. Lit is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts degree program in Conflict Management and Resolution, concentrating in National and International Security, also at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He previously served as a Fellow with the NGO Gabriel Project Mumbai, where he implemented health and education programming for at-risk youth in underserved communities in India. Mr. Lit’s current interests include learning about mediation techniques in international crises and understanding the role that food security plays in armed conflict. 

Sean P. Maguire
Intern

Sean P. Maguire is an intern for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Mr. Maguire obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Political Economy, with double minors in Political Science and German from Fordham University. He is currently in his final semester of obtaining a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs, with a concentration in Global Governance, from the Division of Global Affairs (DGA) at Rutgers University. In addition, Mr. Maguire serves as the Treasurer of the Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) as part of the DGA’s student government.  Mr. Maguire began his internship with ICRtoP in May 2016. Previously, Mr. Maguire interned with the Equity Research Division of the boutique investment bank and broker-dealer Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, where he primarily worked on trade research and the creation of historic financial models. Mr. Maguire’s interests include conflict resolution and prevention, human security, securitization & migration, the role of climate change in conflict and migration, international law, atrocity prevention, and the role played by international organizations in the preceding fields.

 

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