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The Strategy and Security Institute (SSI) unites  high profile academics from University of Exeter disciplines including Politics, Arab and Islamic Studies, International Relations, and Business and Leadership plus visiting experts, academics and practitioners from other institutions and organisations.

The SSI harnesses a wealth of experience through its Advisory Board and its network of Honorary Professors and Fellows. These experts bring practical global experience from across the spectrum of politics, the military, the diplomatic corps, the intelligence services and from government. This network, coupled with strong links to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), gives the SSI extraordinary breadth and depth. 

Lieutenant General (Retd) Professor Sir Paul Newton KBE Director
Professor Michael Clarke Associate Director, a former Director RUSI, London
Professor Patrick Porter Academic Director
Dr Sergio Catignani Senior Lecturer in Security and Strategic Studies and Director of Education
Dr David Blagden Lecturer in International Security and Strategy
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale Lecturer, The Law School and MStrat Crisis Watch Tutor
Dr Martin Robson Lecturer in Strategic Studies
Major General (Retd) Kevin Abraham Director of AWCTS Limited
Mr Nick Beadle Former Senior Civil Servant
Professor Malcolm Chalmers Research Director / Director, UK Defence Policy Studies at RUSI
Professor Michael Clarke Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Mr David Chinn Director in McKinsey London Office
Rear Admiral Malcolm Cree

Honorary Associate Professor

Sir Jon Day

Former Chairman Joint Intelligence Committee

Sir Ciarán Devane Chief Executive of the British Council
Dr Jonathan Eyal Senior Research Fellow / Director, International Studies at RUSI
Dr Roger Hutton Director Corporate Strategy, MOD
Professor The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Joseph Liow Associate Dean S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) 
Sir David Omand Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and Head of GCHQ 
Sir Hugh Orde International policing consultant 
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus Chairman, KKR Global Institute 
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Former Chief of the Defence Staff 
Dr Andrew Rathmell Director, Aktis Strategy Ltd 
The Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC Honorary Fellow 
Sir John Scarlett Former Chief of MI6. Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley 
General Sir Peter Wall Former Chief of the General Staff 
Mr Myles Wickstead Visiting Professor
Dr Tarak Barkawi    Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New School for Social Research
Dr Stephanie Blair Independent Conflict and Stabilisation AdvisorFormer Senior Civil Servant
Mr Steven Bowns Director at Technology Futures Ltd
Mr Andrew Brear A former soldier and diplomat
Sir Anthony Brenton Diplomat, former Ambassador to Russia, Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles

Diplomat, former Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mr Robert Fox

Journalist and Defence Correspondent

Mr Frank Hoffman Director, National Defense University Press and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University
Dr David Jackson Co Director of Veteran to Veteran (Turning it around)
Dr Thomas Mahnken Professor of Strategy, US Naval War College & Director of External Programs at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins
Mr Raymond McKeeve Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Mr William Nye General Secretary to the Archbishops' Council and General Synod of the Church of England
Sir William Patey Diplomat, former Ambassador to Afghanistan
Dr Mark Pyman Shell International Senior ExecutiveInternational policing consultant 
Major General (Retd) Andrew Sharpe Executive Vice President, IR Consilium 
Dr Jamie Shea Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Major General Sandy Storrie Director, Aktis Strategy LtdAssistant Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy)
Dr Steve Tatham Author and practitioner of Strategic Communication and Influence
Mr Richard Thompson Former Foreign Office and more recently Chief Constable of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary 
Ms Catarina Tully Director, FromOverHere
Mr Mark Turnbull Communications Director
James de Waal Senior Consulting Fellow in the International Security Department of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Mr Rob Wainwright Director of Europol
Mr Richard Wylde Control Risks’ Director Government and Defence
Roo Haywood Smith Institute Manager, Executive Officer to the Director
Debbie Ironside-Smith Administrator, Executive Assistant to the Director
The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP Former Secretary of State for Defence (2009-2010)
Sir Jonathon Band Former First Sea Lord (professional head of the Royal Navy)
Mr Victor Chavez Chief Executive Officer of Thales UK
Sir Stewart Eldon Former Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to NATO
Lord Evans of Weardale Former Director General of the Security Service (MI5)
Sir David Omand Former Director GCHQ and then Permanent Secretary at the Home Office and the MOD
The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Pattie Senior Partner of Terrington Management and former Minister of State for Defence Procurement
Mr Andrew Pringle President, International Government, Defence and Support Services at Kellogg Brown & Root
Sir John Scarlett Advisor at Morgan Stanley, former Chief of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Mr Robin Southwell Former Chief Executive Officer of EADS UK
The Lord Stirrup Former Chief of Defence Staff and Member of the House of Lords
Sir Kevin Tebbit Former Director GCHQ and Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the MOD
Professor Malcolm Chalmers RUSI
Dr Jonathan Eyal RUSI
Professor Tony King Professor of War Studies, University of Warwick
Jake Moores Honorary Professor in Leadership, Plymouth University
Dr Andrew Rathmell Aktis Strategy Ltd
Dr Jamie Shea NATO - Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges 
Dr Danny Steed Former Lecturer at the Strategy and Security Institute
Morgen Witzel Fellow of The Business School
Crown Media Media Simulation and Training
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Professor Sir Steve Smith BSc MSc PhD (Soton) The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Professor Jeremy Black History
Professor Robert Gleave Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Professor Janice Kay Provost
Professor Andrew Massey Politics
Professor Steve McCorriston The Business School
Professor Richard Overy History
Professor Brian Rappert Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Professor Michelle Ryan Psychology
Professor Mike Schmitt Law
Professor Doug Stokes Politics
Professor Michael Winter Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute 
Professor Martin Thomas History
Dr Stephane Baele Politics 
Dr Gregorio Bettiza Politics 
Dr Katharine Boyd Sociology, Philosophy, and Anthropology 
Dr Gareth Curless History 
Mr Richard Edwards Law 
Professor William Harvey The Business School 
Dr John Heathershaw Politics 
Mr Alex Janes The Business School 
Dr Kubo Mačák Law 
Dr Klejda Mulaj Politics 
Dr Aurel Sari Law 
Professor Ruth Sealy The Business School 
Dr Mohammed Shareef  Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies 
Dr Lise Storm Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies  
Dr Catarina Thomson Politics 
Dr Yanan Song Politics 

 

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