• The role of the UNU-IAS Board, as defined in the UNU-IAS statute, Article IV (8), includes ensuring scientific excellence in the activities of the institute, promoting its interests and reviewing its strategic plans, work programmes and budgets.

    Board members serve in their individual capacity, and are appointed by the Rector of UNU, in consultation with the UNU Council. The Rector of UNU and the Director of UNU-IAS are ex-officio members of the Board.

    Current UNU-IAS Board Members


      • melissa-goodallDr Melissa Brown GoodallDeputy Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University


      • mitsuo-kojimaMr Mitsuo KojimaRepresentative Director, MetLife Asset Management Corp. (Japan)


      • philip-osanoDr Philip OsanoChair of the UNU-IAS Board
        Centre Director, Stockholm Environment Institute Africa