Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman is Senior Director for Programs and Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations at the International Peace Institute.

Prior to joining IPI in November 2017, he served at the United States Mission to the United Nations, where he focused on strengthening the effectiveness of peace operations, including as a delegate to Fifth Committee of the General Assembly and the Special Committee on Peacekeeping (C-34). He previously worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives as the Regional Team Leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan, overseeing stabilization and countering violent extremism programs, and as USAID’s coordinator for the 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

He has worked on peace and security-related policy issues for the New York University Center on International Cooperation and the International Peace Institute, served as a Political Affairs Officer for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, consulted on peacebuilding for non-governmental organizations in Cambodia, and worked for Physicians for Human Rights in the former Yugoslavia.

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