Dr Hisham Hellyer
Director of the Visionary Consultancy Group (VCG), a Muslim World - West relations policy consultancy, and Fellow of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) at the University of Warwick, Dr Hellyer is a UN Alliance of Civilizations Global Expert, an internationally acclaimed writer, and a regular commentator in the international media.
Dr Hellyer was nominated as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government's Home Office working group on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism, and from September 2007 to March 2008 he was also an ESRC Placement Fellow at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, examining state - minority community relations in Europe as an independent Warwick academic.
H.A. Hellyer is Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) in Malaysia, Member of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) of the University of Oxford, Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.
Until recently Ford Fellow of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution (USA), Dr Hellyer also taught as Visiting Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo (AUC) (Egypt).
At present, he focuses his research on minority communities in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He contributes both to academic journals and mainstream media such as the Washington Post and the BBC Doha Debates. Dr Hellyer also speaks authoritatively on his subject areas to forums such as the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence.