Joshua Lincoln

PhD, International Relations

Joshua Lincoln

PhD, International Relations

Joshua Lincoln is a Senior Fellow (non-residential) at the Centre for International Law and Governance at Fletcher, the Graduate School of Global Affairs, Tufts University.  

Between 2013 and 2019, Dr. Lincoln served as Secretary-General of the Bahá’í International Community.  In that role he represented the international governing council of the Bahá'í community in its external affairs; managed relations with governments, municipalities, universities and civil society; and developed multi-year programs and partnerships.  

Between 2000 and 2013, he worked on global peace and security issues at the United Nations, including postings as Directeur de Cabinet to the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva and as Senior Officer in the Executive Office of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York.  He also worked in mediation and preventive diplomacy with the UN Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission and in UN peacekeeping and peacemaking field missions in Ethiopia/Eritrea and North/South Sudan.   

Earlier, as an academic/policy researcher, he carried out projects for several universities and think tanks and the World Bank.  He holds a BSFS from Georgetown University in international politics, and both a MALD and a PhD in international Relations from Tufts University.  He speaks fluent French and basic Arabic, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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