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Angela KANE

Angela Kane joined the VCDNP as a Senior Fellow in October 2015. Before joining the Center, Ms. Kane served as the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs until mid-2015, where she provided strategy, vision and thought leadership for the United Nations on its multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation agendas. She was responsible for planning, negotiating and conducting the ground-breaking investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Syria in 2013, which resulted in Syria’s destruction of its chemical stocks.

Previously, Ms. Kane served as the UN Under-Secretary-General for Management (2008-2012). Ms. Kane also served as UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and as UN Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. Her field experience includes serving as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), a special assignment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and multi-year postings in Indonesia and Thailand.

Angela Kane holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College and the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.