David M. Malone joined the United Nations University (UNU) on March 1, 2013 as its sixth rector. In that role, he holds the rank of UnderSecretary-General of the United Nations. A Canadian national, Rector Malone holds a B.A.A. from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal); an Arabic Language Diploma from the American University (Cairo); an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a D.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University.
Prior to joining the UNU David served from 2008 to 2013 as president of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a funding agency that supports policy-relevant research in the developing world. He has published extensively on peace and security issues.