Mr Michael Center

United Nations Department of Safety and Security

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United Nations Department of Safety and Security


As the UNDSS Regional Security Adviser for Europe, Michael Center is responsible for 11 European countries. Mr. Center came to UNDSS having held C-level positions in the private sector, where he focused on ROSI (Return on Security Investment) mitigation strategies. Previous projects include establishing a risk analysis and crisis management processes for the International Monetary Fund and the design and establishment of the original United Nations Security Risk Management process. Prior to UNDSS, Mr. Center served with the Department of Peace Keeping Operations, where he established the first integrated DPKO Joint Mission Analysis Center, which among other things, focused on breaking and destabilizing kidnapping operations in Haiti. Additional UNDSS postings include Security Adviser in Vietnam and as Chief of the Security Information and Operations Centre in Yemen, with specific focus on assessing and planning for dynamic attacks against UN programmes in high-risk environments. Mr. Center's focus in Europe is assessing risks of terrorism and the evolution of tactics in Europe. Mr. Center also serves on the ASIS International Councils on: Academic and Training Programmes, Leadership and Management Practices, and Global Terrorism, Political Instability and International Organized Crime.