Richard Reeve is the Director of Oxford Research Group's (ORG) Sustainable Security Programme and ORG Coordinator. Richard has particular expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, peace and conflict analysis, and the security perspectives of regional organisations and rising powers.
Prior to joining ORG, Richard was Head of Research at International Alert, where he managed work on conflict analysis, justice and security system reform, climate change and security, and gender and conflict. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College London, an Associate Fellow of the Africa Programme at Chatham House, Africa Country Risk Editor with Jane’s Information Group, and Governance Project Officer for a conflict resolution organisation in Georgia/Abkhazia. As a consultant, he has also worked with the African Union, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the EU Delegation to Lebanon.
Richard holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MA in International and Comparative Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) as well as an honours degree in American Studies from the universities of Edinburgh and North Carolina.