Suzanne Raine – Keynote Speaker

Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Formerly head of the UK’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and Director of Counter Terrorism at the UK’s Foreign Office

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Specialist Subjects

  • Geopolitics, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia
  • Foreign and National Security policymaking in the UK and Europe
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Risk management from a geopolitical perspective
  • Resilience, Warning and Preparedness
  • Diversity for better decision-making
  • Crisis anticipation
  • Taking Geopolitical Decisions
  • Analysis and Understanding
  • Prediction and Forecasting


  • English


Suzanne Raine is a writer and speaker on terrorism, risk and warning. She is a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at KCL and works at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University, for whom she presents the OnGeopolitics podcast.

She served for 24 years in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on foreign policy and national security issues, including postings in Poland, Iraq and Pakistan. Suzanne Raine specialised in counter-terrorism, holding a number of senior domestic appointments including Head of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre from 2015-2017 and Director of Counter-Terrorism at the Foreign Office from 2017-19.

Suzanne Raine is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.

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