Stephen White

Stephen White is a Senior Fellow for the Global Center (UK) and a freelance security sector consultant providing training, research, and consultancy since 2010 for numerous governmental and nongovernmental organizations on a range of subjects, including countering violent extremism, community engagement, conflict resolution, leadership, and security sector reform. Formerly a UK Chief Police Officer with 26 years of experience, primarily in Northern Ireland and with the EU Head of Mission (Iraq) for five years, he has authored and coauthored a number of papers in these areas, including “Police Primacy” (2014) and “Countering Violent Extremism: Community Engagement Programmes in Europe” (2012). He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and sits on the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law Police Experts Council. He holds an MSc from Queens University Belfast and a master of studies in criminology from Cambridge University. In 2004 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to policing – domestic and international.