Ian Davis is an independent human security and arms control consultant, writer and activist. He has a rich background in government, academia, and the NGO sector.
He received both his PhD and BA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom. He was formerly Executive Director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) (2001-2007) and before that Programme Manager at another UK-based think tank, Saferworld (1998-2001). He blogs for The Guardian online and is an advisor to the United Nations Association-UK, Saferworld and ISIS Europe (Brussels) and is a member of the Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ACTA).