Robert Muggah

Director, Igarapé Institute

PhD, University of Oxford. Political economist focused on security and development in urban spaces. Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute, a think and do tank devoted to using new technologies to tackle global challenges. Co-Founder, SecDev Group, a digital risk firm; and oversees projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Advises various UN agencies, the IADB, McKsiney's, and the World Bank. Faculty, Singularity University. Fellow, University of Oxford, the Graduate Institute in Geneva, the Chicago Council for Global Affairs, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Member: Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities, World Economic Forum; Global Risk Report 2018 and 2019, World Economic Forum; Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime; Know Violence in Childhood Initiative; other international networks. Has given TED talks on fragile and resilient cities in 2017 and 2015. Research and data visualizations on homicide, arms, and cities have been featured by the BBC, CBC, CNN, FastCompany, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, New York Times and Wired. Author of seven books, dozens of articles. Named one of the top 100 most influential people working on violence (2013).

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