The Security and Development Programme benefits from the input and advice of Consulting Members, with whom the team interacts on a regular basis. Consulting Members come from a diverse range of professional fields and regions, and have different backgrounds that complement the Programme's remit and research direction.

Current Consulting Members attached to the Programme are:

Seema BiswasSeema Biswas
General Surgeon, British Red Cross Health Delegate, Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Case Reports, International Health Editor of BMJ OnExamination

Seema Biswas completed her medical studies in the UK and now works internationally in conflict and disaster zones as a general surgeon and field surgeon of the Red Cross. She teaches and researches surgery, global health and medical education. She has a particular interest in the effects of conflict on health and the provision of healthcare.


Tuesday ReitanoTuesday Reitano
Head of the Secretariat, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Tuesday Reitano is also the director of CT MORSE, an independent policy and monitoring unit for the EU’s programmes in counter-terrorism, and a senior research advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, where she leads five organized crime observatories in Africa.

Tuesday was formerly a policy specialist in the UN System, including with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Development Group (UNDG) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and spent a number of years in a boutique consulting firm as an advisor on justice, security and governance issues. In this time, she has amassed a wealth of experience in fragile states and development, working with states, civil society and at the community level to strengthen resilience to transnational threats, and promote sustainable development and the rule of law. Tuesday has authored a number of policy orientated and academic reports with leading institutions such as the UN, World Bank and the OECD on topics ranging from organised crime’s evolution and impact in Africa, on human smuggling, illicit financial flows, and the nexus between crime, terrorism, security and development. She is the lead author of a forthcoming OECD flagship publication, Illicit Financial Flows: Criminal Economies in West Africa.


Note: Consulting Members are not employed by the IISS