Arthur Boutellis TrustWorks Global

Arthur Boutellis

Senior Advisor

Arthur Boutellis is a Senior Advisor at TrustWorks Global with 15 years of experience working in Africa and the Middle East in conflict and fragile contexts, specializing in armed groups, mediation/negotiation, political and security risk analysis, Security Sector Reform (SSR), and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR); and peace and stabilization operations. Arthur also serves as non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI), where he was Director from 2015 to 2017, and teaches at graduate-level at Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.

Arthur previously worked with the UN missions in Burundi (BINUB), Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT), Haiti (MINUSTAH), and Mali (MINUSMA) where he supported the 2014-15 Mali peace negotiations as part of the UN Mediation Team. Before that, he managed emergency and recovery programs for humanitarian NGOs in the Middle East and Africa. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University, a PhD from Université Paris Panthéon-Assas and is a 2020 auditeur of the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN). He is bilingual English-French, a member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and serves on the Editorial Board of International Peacekeeping.

Regional Specialization

Africa and the Middle East

Thematic Specialization

Non-state armed groups, SSR/DDR, mediation, P/CVE.


French, English and Spanish.

Selected Publications