David Malone

Rector, United Nations University

Dr. David M. Malone joined the United Nations University on 1 March 2013 as its sixth Rector. In that role, he holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. A Canadian national, Rector Malone holds a BAA from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal); an Arabic Language Diploma from the American University (Cairo); an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University. Prior to joining the United Nations University Dr. David Malone served (2008–2013) as President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre, a funding agency that supports policy-relevant research in the developing world.U Law School. Dr. Malone has published extensively on peace and security issues. Oxford University Press recently published his Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy.

Most Recent Posts

Malone: Are diplomats needed in the digital age?

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October 17, 2011

Actually, Wikileaks made clear how thoughtful many US diplomats are and also how hard they work in the service of their country.  Information overload threatens us all.  Distilling the important from the ambient white noise is both increasingly important and increasingly difficult.  Effective advocacy and successful communication on strategic economic and political goals are skills […]