Date: January 12, 2018

Time:  1:30 – 2:45 pm

Student Capacity: 40

Location:   304 East 45th St. (between 1st and 2nd Avenues); Amartya Sen Conference Room, FF-Building, 10th Floor

Fletcher Facilitator: Atoosa Malek

Additional meeting instructions:  Students must bring in an official ID (passport or US driver’s license) and group should arrive in lobby 5 minutes before to be escorted to conference room on the 10th floor.


  • Jose Cruz-Osorio (F’89)| Team Leader, Responsive and Accountable Institutions, Governance and Peacebuilding Group | United Nations Development Programme| LinkedIn Profile |
  • Lauren Canning| Team Leader, Resident Coordinator Support| United Nations Development Programme | LinkedIn Profile |
  • Georg Peitchev | Human Resources Specialist | United Nations Development Programme | LinkedIn Profile

Additional Information:

José Cruz-Osorio (F’89) is the Team Leader of the Responsive and Accountable Institutions team in the Governance and Peacebuilding Division of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. José has over 20 years of international experience in managing governance initiatives involving complex, large-scale institutional reform in areas of government innovation, local governance, civil service reform, corporate governance, and operational effectiveness of the UN development system.  Currently, José’s work focuses on the restoration of state functionality in fragile and conflict-affected settings, on the localization of the 2030 Agenda and on gender equality in public administration. From 2006-2011, he worked with the Global Corporate Governance Forum at IFC/The World Bank Group on issues related to business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and risk governance. From 2001-2006, he served as a Democracy Advisor with USAID in Mexico working on public sector reform and anti-corruption issues.  José also brings extensive knowledge of UNDP’s pioneering governance work, having served from 1989-2001 as a Programme Officer and as a Governance Advisor with the former Management Development Programme.  José has completed post-graduate studies from Sciences-Po (Paris), holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Lauren Canning-Luckenbach is a Human Resources professional with 28 years of service with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  She has worked in a variety of capacities over the years including with the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; the New York headquarters of the United Nations Capital Development Fund; the Executive Office of UNDP and most recently, in the Office of Human Resources of UNDP where she leads the team responsible for the selection of and support to the United Nations system’s Resident Coordinators.  Ms. Canning-Luckenbach studied languages (French and Spanish) and holds a BA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Georg Peitchev is a Human Resources Specialist at UNDP. In this role, his main areas of work are Recruitment, Talent Outreach and Employer Branding. He joined UNDP as a Junior Professional Officer in April 2013 after working at Munich International School in Germany as HR Director, HR Manager and Admissions Officer. Originally from Germany, Georg holds an MA and BA in Politics from the University of Sheffield, UK.