Jonathan Papoulidis

Jonathan Papoulidis

Visiting Scholar at the Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research


Research Interests

Fragile states, extreme poverty, resilience, conflict, SDGs, international organization, development, humanitarian assistance, aid effectiveness, multilateralism


Jonathan Papoulidis is Executive Advisor on Fragile States at World Vision where he provides broad leadership on the Agency's policy, programming and multi-stakeholder partnerships for fragile states.  He previously served with the United Nations, including in Indonesia as Chief of Policy and Programs in the Office of the UN Recovery Coordinator and then as Special Advisor and Coordinator for Aceh and Nias and Area Security Coordinator for Sumatra. From 2004-2006, he served in the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia as advisor to the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Governance and Recovery. Before that, he was the senior UN OCHA representative in Turkey, preparing for the 2003 Iraq humanitarian response.  Prior to these postings, Papoulidis served at UN headquarters in New York, focusing on protection of civilians, conflict prevention, private sector partnerships and post-crisis transitional planning. He has published in the Harvard International  Review, Yale Journal of International Affairs, DevEx and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.