The Paris Peace Forum team works throughout the year to prepare for the annual event, but also to support global governance solutions, driving impact on an international scale and building long-lasting partnerships.
Justin Vaïsse is the founder and Director General of the Paris Peace Forum. Prior to this role, Justin Vaïsse was Director of Policy Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2007 – 2013, Justin Vaïsse served as Director of Research for the Center on the United States & Europe and as Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. A historian specialized in international relations and American foreign policy, Dr. Vaïsse has written and co-authored numerous books on the United States, and has held teaching positions at Harvard University, the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and Johns Hopkins University.
In March 2018, Marc Reverdin was appointed Secretary General of the Paris Peace Forum. Beginning his career in 2011 as a diplomat at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, he specialized in European issues following classical and international studies. He then became political advisor at the French Embassy in Rome. In 2016, he joined the offices of the French Prime Minister as diplomatic advisor to Pascal Lamy, Special Envoy of the French bid for World Expo 2025.
Deputy of the Secretary General
Sarah Geniez serves as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy of the Secretary General of the Paris Peace Forum since early 2018. Upon completion of her studies in public and political communication, Sarah Geniez held various roles for the City of Paris for over twelve years. Leading the communication and operational efforts in the sectors of large-scale events, sports, housing, social affairs and youth, she had the opportunity to work directly in organizing Paris’ 2024 Olympic candidacy as well as the UEFA Euro 2016 in Paris.