Peter Apps – Executive Director
Peter currently works as a Global Defense Correspondent at Reuters and joined on as Executive Director full-time from January 2015. He is a veteran reporter paralyzed from the shoulders down covering the Sri Lanka war in 2006.
Steph Baker – Chief of Staff
Steph graduated from King’s College London with a MA in War Studies, and is currently working in the Disarmament team of the UK Mission to Geneva. Her main interests include Middle East conflict and work across the humanitarian sector.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Lauren completed her MA in international relations, political violence and counter terrorism. Her main interests include international politics and human rights.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Julia is currently studying international relations at King’s College London. Her research interests include far-right extremism and radicalisation.
Sebastian is currently studying international relations at King’s College London and has a prominent interest in international law, human rights and grand strategy.
Amy is currently completing her MSc in International Social and Public Policy at London School of Economics and is particularly interested in education, technology and social inequality.
Thomas graduated with his MSc in Conflict Studies and is particularly interested in politics, people, and the evolution of society.
Nikhita is currently studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at King’s College London, her research interests include contemporary British politics and global economic trends.
Rebecca is a student of History and International Relations at King’s College London with a particular interest in American domestic politics and US-China relations.
Sakshi is a LLM Candidate at the London School of Economics, specialising in Public International Law and particularly interested in transnational environmental law.
Florence is currently completing her MA in Geopolitics, her interests include cybersecurity and the impact of technology on territories, space, and people.
Hannah is currently studying International Relations at King’s College London, with a particular interest in the relationship between ethics, foreign policy, and human rights.
Former British Army officer and now consultant for Deloitte
Political consultant and Former London Executive Director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Editor, CityMetric; Journalist, New Statesman
Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Former Chief of Staff, Mideast Policy, Office of the US Secretary of Defense
Regional Head of Intelligence within Corporate Security & Business Continuity, Deutsche Bank
Founder and CEO of strategic communications firm Inside Revolution; Former Political Appointee, US Department of State
CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation
International Advisory Group
Commodore Philip Thicknesse, RN
Former head of Futures UK Defence Concepts and Doctrines Centre
President, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP)
Former Director, UK Special Forces and Commander, Field Army
UAE-based blogger and columnist
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Founder and Chief Executive, Institute for Economics and Peace
Professor of National Security studies, US Naval War College
Former GCHQ Official, now fellow at Oxford University
Former head UN al-Qaeda/Taliban monitoring team, current Senior Vice President of The Soufan Group
Jack A. Goldstone
Professor of International relations, George Mason University
Founder, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Former Director for Enlargement, European Union, previously Deputy Director External Relations, now senior advisor to German Marshall Fund.
Chief Executive, Wilton Park
Senior Operations Manager, Kidnap & Ransom, Aegis Response.
Coordinator, Office of the Director of Studies at the International Institute
for Strategic Studies (IISS); Formerly at NATO, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
Gender and Sexuality Officer, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Former US Air Force Officer, PhD candidate Columbia University
Pediatrician, currently working on Ebola in West Africa
Former UNODC Counter-Piracy Advisor,
Fellow of the King’s College London Sir Michael Howard Centre,
Fellow of the Cambridge Security Initiative
Social media specialist, New York
TV Business Reporter, CCTV News (China Central Television)
Security Advisor, Government of the United Arab Emirates. Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Anthropologist, PhD candidate University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President, Ipsos (US), former Head of Political Research, Ipsos MORI (UK)
Senior Associate, Social Outcomes, Australia
Author, Breaking the Code of History and chairman, Spartent Global Solutions
Editor of Ebola Deeply, experienced Africa correspondent
United Nations Programme Manager, Landmine Clearance and Weapons Management
Head of Global Intake, Mideast Analyst, AKE Group
Africa peace and conflict consultant
Adjunct, RAND Corporation and contributing analyst, Wikistrat
Special Assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
Political Analyst, former humanitarian worker (Muslim Aid); consultant on peace building
Former Reuters, NPR reporter, Damascus
Professor, Middle East studies, US Naval War College
Independent Geopolitical risk consultant
Former French Navy officer turned documentary filmmaker
Researcher at Human Rights Consortium and Campaigner
Activist, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
Consultant and writer
Visiting Research Fellow at University of Oxford
Brittish Army officer, Defense Concepts and Doctrine Center
Professor of international relations, College of William & Mary
Serb activist, specialist in nonviolent revolutions
Former Associated Press Africa Correspondent, US-based writer
Technical writer, commentator and activist with a special interest in the political and cultural consequences of new technology.
Former journalist; co-founder, Zanraw Consulting, Kurdistan
Independent consultant for innovation, politics and security issues
Former advisor to the UK’s Special Envoy & Head of the British Embassy Office in Benghazi. Director, Middle East Business Development KBR UK Ltd.
International relations and public policy scholar and consultant and partner at Capstone Connections
Field anthropologist/social scientist with US Military. Current lecturer at University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, Fort Leavenworth
London spokesperson for Greek ruling party, Syriza. Senior Lecturer at University of East Anglia
News Director at Buzzfeed UK
Wiener-Anspach Post-doctoral Research Fellow in social psychology at the University of Oxford
Senior Researcher, CAST. Former deputy chief, RIA Novosti, Beijing.
Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth and Vice Chairman, Security Institute
Executive Director, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Former Captain in the British Army Royal Irish Regiment. Currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Exeter’s Strategy and Security Institute
Head of FINPRO International, Aspen Insurance
Director, Contest Global; former Head of Counter-Terrorism and National Security Analysis, Foreign Office
Global Thematic Strategist, Standard Life Investments
Former Deputy Chief, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6); Head of transnational threats and political risk, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Anne-Katrin Lother, Events Organiser
Adam Maisel – Contributor, PS21 Defence
Will DuVal – Contributor, PS21 Defence