Global Center on Cooperative Security

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Global Center on Cooperative Security
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Global Center on Cooperative Security
Abbreviation Global Center
Motto Building stronger partnerships for a more secure world.
Formation 2004
Type International non-profit research and policy institution
Executive Director
Eelco Kessels

The Global Center on Cooperative Security is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy institute based out of offices in New York, Washington D.C., and London. The Global Center works to improve multilateral security cooperation through policy research and issue-area projects throughout the world.


The Global Center on Cooperative Security (Global Center) was originally founded in 2004 by Alistair Millar as a project of thee Fourth Freedom Forum[1] in order to promote cooperative international measures against terrorism, and has since established itself as a standalone organization. Millar is a long-time government consultant on counterterrorism and non-proliferation issues, President of the Fourth Freedom Forum[2], and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs[3] at The George Washington University.


Currently, Eelco Kessels serves as the Executive Director of the Global Center.

The Global Center's staff include a number of scholars and practitioners with expertise in multilateral security policy.[4] Founder Alistair Millar is now a Howard S. Brembeck Fellow and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Center. Richard Barrett, a Senior Fellow for the Global Center (UK), is the Director of The Global Strategy Network[5], a former British diplomat and intelligence officer who led the UN monitoring team concerning al-Qaida and the Taliban, and Director of Global Counter Terrorism Operations in the United Kingdom. Peter Romaniuk, a Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Global Center, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.[6]


The Global Center focuses on four thematic areas of programming and engagement: multilateral security policy[7]; countering violent extremism[8]; criminal justice and the rule of law[9]; financial integrity and inclusion[10]. Across these areas, the Global Center prioritizes partnerships with national and regional stakeholders and works to ensure respect for human rights and empower those affected by transnational violence and criminality to inform international action.

The Global Center's multilateral security policy efforts focus on building stronger partnerships among intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and national institutions to address transnational threats and underlying sources of insecurity through collaborative, multidisciplinary research and policy analysis and implementation. Through its countering violent extremism platform, the Global Center works with local, regional, and international partners to promote holistic, preventative responses to violent extremism that underscore the critical importance of human rights, the rule of law, and community engagement. The Global Center’s criminal justice programming works to strengthen the capacity of justice and security providers—and those who hold them accountable—to provide for community security, human rights, and the rule of law. Finally, through its programming on financial integrity and inclusion, the Global Center develops and delivers capacity development support, conducts innovative research, and provides independent policy advice to advance interlinked development, security, and financial integrity and transparency aims.

Advisory Council[edit]

The Global Center's Advisory Council includes a number of international dignitaries, academics and policy practitioners.[11] Its members include:

Donors and funding[edit]

The Global Center receives financial support from a number of public and private donors, including national governments.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Fourth Freedom Forum - Improving Cooperation. Promoting Freedom from Fear". Fourth Freedom Forum. Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Staff - Fourth Freedom Forum". Fourth Freedom Forum. Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Part-time and Adjunct Faculty — M | Elliott School of International Affairs | The George Washington University". Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  4. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Staff,
  5. ^ "WHO WE ARE". THE GLOBAL STRATEGY NETWORK. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  6. ^ John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Faculty,[email]=''
  7. ^ "Topics Multilateral Security Policy". Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  8. ^ "Topics Countering Violent Extremism". Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  9. ^ "Topics Criminal Justice and Rule of Law". Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  10. ^ "Topics Financial Integrity and Inclusion". Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  11. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Advisory Council,
  12. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Partners,
  13. ^ See above.

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