Chief of Policy, Planning and Application, Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO)
Henk-Jan Brinkman is chief of the Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships Branch of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. Previously, he worked in the World Food Programme, the office of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He co-chaired the Working Group on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding indicators of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in 2012-2013. He has published on such topics as the peace and justice in the post-2015 development agenda, socio-economic factors behind violent conflicts, the impact of high food prices and human stature. He was part of the team that produced the joint UN-World Bank, study, Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict, the lead author of WFP’s World Hunger Series – Hunger and Markets (Earthscan, 2009) and the author of Explaining Prices in the Global Economy: A Post-Keynesian Model (Edward Elgar, 1999). He holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He holds Dutch citizenship.