Research Associate, Simon Fraser University

As a Research Associate at Simon Fraser University, I focus on the illicit trade in tobacco products. I am also an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, and an Adjunct at American University - where I teach an MA Skills Institute on Researching Terrorism. As a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), I wrote a book entitled 'Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response' (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2015). In an independent capacity, I consult for a number of organizations including government, think tanks, NGOs, companies, and universities on organized crime (in particular the illicit trade in tobacco products and drugs), and terrorism issues (including lone-actor terrorism and evaluating policy responses to terrorism).

I previously worked as a Research Analyst in the International Security Department of Chatham House. There I led research projects on drugs and organized crime, terrorism, counter-terrorism, and Franco-British defence and security cooperation. I also worked at Royal Roads University, where I taught an MA course on international conflict, the French Ministry of Defence, and NATO Parliamentary Assembly. I was educated at Sciences Po in Aix-en-Provence, Loyola University Chicago and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

I am a frequent contributor to international publications - including Jane's Intelligence Review and World Politics Review - and the international media. I have briefed policy officials and spoken at conferences and seminars, including at the UK Parliament, King’s College London, the Counter Terror Expo, Georgetown University, the United States Military Academy, the Conference Board of Canada, and Public Safety Canada.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior Fellow, Canadian International Council
  • 2015–present
    Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • 2014–present
    Research Associate, Simon Fraser University
  • 2017–present
    Adjunct Instructor, American University
  • 2015–2015
    Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
  • 2015–2015
    Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
  • 2010–2013
    Research Analyst, Chatham House
  • 2010–2010
    Researcher, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2010–2010
    Desk Officer, French Ministry of Defence

Education

  • 2009 
    Sciences Po - Aix-en-Provence, BA & MA / Political Science
  • 2009 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc / Political Science
  • 2007 
    Loyola University Chicago, Exchange Program / International Relations & Political Science

Publications

  • 2018
    “We think globally”: the rise of Paraguay’s Tabacalera del Este as a threat to global tobacco control, Globalization and Health
  • 2018
    From transit hub to major supplier of illicit cigarettes to Argentina and Brazil: the changing role of domestic production and transnational tobacco companies in Paraguay between 1960 and 2003, Globalization and Health
  • 2017
    Beware of Tobacco Industry Funding, Behind the Headlines - Canadian International Council
  • 2017
    A missed opportunity: The US Helsinki Commission hearing on the illicit tobacco trade in the OSCE region, Tobacco Control
  • 2016
    Sneaking a Smoke: Paraguay's Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America's Black Market, Foreign Affairs
  • 2015
    Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Countering Lone Actor Terrorism
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Commission
  • 2013
    Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Cancer Institute