former Programme Lead of the Emerging Security Threats Programme (EST), United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
As an Associate Fellow, Ben Baseley-Walker focuses on emerging security challenges. Previously, Mr Baseley-Walker was the Programme Lead of the Emerging Security Threats Programme (EST) at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Having established the programme in 2011, Mr Baseley-Walker directed the work of the group, which encompassed outer space, cyberspace, environmental conflict, biological threats and the role of emerging technologies in conflict mitigation and prevention.
Before joining UNIDIR, Mr Baseley-Walker was the Advisor on Security Policy and International Law for the Secure World Foundation (SWF). He previously worked in international relations and international law in East Africa with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Ethiopia International Law Project and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nairobi, Kenya.
With significant experience in international relations, international law, and strategic communications, Mr Baseley-Walker brings an innovative strategic approach to his work facilitating and supporting international dialogue in emerging areas of international security policy.
Mr Baseley-Walker studied International and European Law at the Universiteit Van Amsterdam Law School in the Netherlands, and Politics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He is also a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Programme in Beijing. He is currently based in Greece.