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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.


Kirsten Meersschaert
Director of Programs

Ms. Meersschaert was appointed Director of Programs of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in 2015, and currently overseas the programs on the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). She has served as Head of Office of The Hague Secretariat of the WFM since 2013. Ms. Meersschaert headed the CICC’s office in Brussels, Belgium from 2011-2013, and continued to oversee the Europe program of the CICC until 2016. Prior to joining the WFM-IGP/CICC in 2007, Ms. Meersschaert worked in international development as a consultant on projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, regional development banks, and various national governments. Ms. Meersschaert holds a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Humanitarian Policy from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris, France; a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies from New York University.
 

Eliza Fairbrother
Development Assistant 

Eliza Fairbrother is the Development Assistant for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, providing grants management and fundraising support to the organization and its programs. Ms. Fairbrother received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, with a focus in the Middle East and North Africa, from Kenyon College in 2016. Prior to joining the organization, she worked as an intern for the Department of State program EducationUSA in Tunisia, assisting with outreach, programming and grant management, and taught English as a Foreign Language for AMIDEAST.


Jiwon Kim
Development Fellow

Jiwon Kim is the Development Fellow and provides assistance in grants management and report development. She applies her experience creating case studies, evaluating programs, and conducting research to craft informative content for donors. Jiwon has supported programmatic and communications strategies on multiple social issues including inner city public school systems, Medicaid, immigration and corporate social responsibility. In addition to her time at WFM, she writes for a business intelligence publication, covering innovation and tech, and project coordinates for a management consulting firm. Previously, she worked at an immigration law firm as a paralegal and at a marketing startup developing business and communication strategy for social impact brands. Jiwon is currently completing her graduate degree at NYU Wagner’s School of Public Service, focusing on public and nonprofit management.


Kathrine Jesting
Intern

Kathrine Jesting is an intern at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. Jesting is currently enrolled in her graduate studies in International Security and Law from the University of Southern Denmark, with a bachelor degree in International Studies from Roskilde University in Denmark. Her graduate studies contain a strong focus on international humanitarian and criminal law. During her studies, Ms. Jesting has conducted volunteer work for the Council for International Conflict Resolutions in Denmark and for the NGO ActionAid in Kenya. Ms. Jesting’s primary areas of interests are international responses to violent conflicts, this including international humanitarian and criminal law, peacekeeping, and the responsibility to protect.
 

Paula Martí
Intern

Paula Martí is an intern at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms Martí is in the final year of her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, with a specialization in Foreign Policy and the European Union, at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. She has worked as a Campaigner for Oxfam Intermón and volunteered with various organizations such as Doctors without Borders. Ms Martí is co-founder and Secretary-General of the United Nations Youth Association – Ramon Llull University (UNYA-URL), and her interests include conflict mediation and resolution, international humanitarian law and peacekeeping. 
 

Megan O'Malley
Intern

Megan O'Malley is an intern at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. O'Malley is in her third year of undergraduate study and working toward a Bachelor's of Science in Diplomacy and International Relations and a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She has worked as a Constituent Services and Policy Intern for United States Senator Robert Menendez, and also completed Seton Hall's Summer Program at the United Nations this past year. Ms. O'Malley plans on continuing on to law school following completion of her undergraduate education.
 

Kristal Corona
Intern 

Kristal Corona is an intern for the Fall 2017 term at the ICRtoP. Ms. Corona is working on her Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a minor in Spanish at Seton Hall University and is in her Senior year. Previously, Ms. Corona interned at a Massachusetts conflict resolution and management organization, learning principles of negotiation and mediation and worked as a research analyst of restorative justice outcomes at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ms. Corona’s interest include restorative justice practices, the role of women in peace and security, conflict resolution and prevention, and mediation.

 

 

 

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