Category: Guests

Christopher Allen

Dr Chris Allen is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and commentator specialising in organised crime and how it operates.  He has significant experience in lecturing on drug trafficking, cybercrime, human trafficking, and firearms trafficking, among other subjects. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the London Policing College, where he has delivered projects in Cambodia and […]

Rupert Younger

Rupert Younger is the founder and director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and co-author of two books – The Reputation Game and The Activist Manifesto. He has published widely on matters related to legitimacy, status, stigma, celebrity, reputation, and trust.  He chaired The University of Oxford’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee (2012-2017) and is […]

Roy McComb

Roy McComb is an experienced former law enforcement officer having held executive leadership roles as the Head of Organised Crime in Northern Ireland and a Deputy Director in the (UK) National Crime Agency, where he was the UK law enforcement lead for Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking, as well as Child Sexual Abuse.  He now provides strategic […]

Chris Coulter

Chris works with leaders in business, NGOs and governmental organizations to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping a more sustainable and equitable future. Chris has two decades of experience in providing evidence-based counsel to leadership organizations in the areas of […]

Nathan Paul Southern

Nathan Paul Southern is an investigative journalist, a PhD Candidate at the University of St. Andrews, and a senior investigator at TePonui, an independent research consultancy. As a non-traditional security specialist, he focuses on the links between organised crime, governance and armed groups. His work explores Chinese organised crime and the BRI, human trafficking, the […]

Zion Lights

Zion Lights is a Science Communicator who is known for her environmental advocacy work. She is founder of the evidence-based climate activism group Emergency Reactor and author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting. Zion has become a world-leading speaker on clean energy, specifically nuclear energy, and also lectures on effective science communication, tackling misinformation, […]

Professor Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones is a senior fellow with the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution; he also works with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also a consulting professor at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. From 2015 to 2020, Jones previously served as the […]

Imad Salamey

Imad Salamey holds the position of Associate Professor in the fields of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University. He earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Political Science from Wayne State University in the United States. His current academic interests are centered on subjects related to political economy, communitarian politics, conflict resolution, […]

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at FDD, where his primary focus revolves around issues pertaining to Iranian security and politics. He previously held the positions of research fellow and senior Iran analyst at FDD. Prior to his tenure at FDD, Behnam was engaged in non-proliferation matters at a Washington-based think-tank specializing in arms […]