Alistair Iain Millar is the President of the Fourth Freedom Forum, a private operating foundation focused on peace and security issues. He is also an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Alistair has been a proud member of WIIS since 2016 and he has worked on peace security issues and served on boards for over thirty years. He has written books, chapters, articles, and reports on a wide range of issues that are relevant to the work that WIIS is doing including the Women Peace and Security Agenda, preventing violent extremism, human rights, and the rule of law, and the nexus between security and development.

In 2004 he founded Global Center on Cooperative Security and was the Executive Director for over a decade and later served on its Board of Directors. He has also lectured at Johns Hopkins University, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Advanced Academic Programs; and Alistair has taught courses at the University of Maryland, at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Diplomatic Academy, and at the European Union in Brussels and its many of its Missions in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.