Dr Khalid Koser is founding Executive Director of the GCERF, a public-private partnership dedicated to building community resilience against violent extremism. In its first five years, GCERF has reached over two million people in communities at risk in eight countries. An academic by training, Khalid is Professor of Conflict, Peace, and Security at the University of Maastricht. As a global advocate for migrants and refugees, he 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.