Dr Khalid Koser is founding Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership dedicated to preventing violent extremism. In its first three years GCERF has reached over two million people in communities at risk. An academic by training, Khalid is Professor of Conflict, Peace and Security at the University of Maastricht, as well as non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, Chatham House, and the Lowy Institute. As a global advocate for migrants and refugees, Khalid chairs the WEF Global Future Council on Migration, edits the Journal of Refugee Studies, and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to asylum seekers and refugees. He chairs the Board of Trustees for the sustainable development charity Raleigh International.