Benoît Gomis

Associate Fellow, International Security Programme

Benoit Gomis, Associate Fellow, Chatham House


Benoît Gomis provides regular analysis on organized crime (in particular the illicit trade in legal and illegal drugs, and policy responses to it), and terrorism (including lone-actor terrorism and evaluating counter-terrorism policy).

Benoît is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he teaches Master of Global Affairs courses on the ‘Illicit Trade in Drugs’, ‘Researching Terrorism’, ‘Pathways into Global Security’, and leads a Capstone seminar on global security.

He is also a Research Consultant with the University of Bath, where he focuses on the illicit tobacco trade and the tobacco industry, and the Managing Editor of Stability, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal on international security and development issues.

He is a frequent contributor to World Politics Review, IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review, and the international media. He has taught courses to mid-career professionals at Royal Roads University and American University, and given a number of presentations including to the UK Parliament, the Counter Terror Expo, King’s College London, the US Military Academy at West Point, Columbia University, Georgetown University, the Conference Board of Canada, and Public Safety Canada.

He previously worked at Simon Fraser University, Chatham House, NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the French Ministry of Defence.

Past experience

2019 - present Research consultant, University of Bath
2019 - present Sessional Lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
2019 - present Managing Editor, Stability
2018 - 2020 Editorial team member, Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (LSE Press)
2017 - 2019 Senior fellow, Canadian International Council
2017 - 2019 Adjunct instructor, American University
2014 - present Independent consultant
2014 - 2019 Research Associate, Global Tobacco Control Research Programme, Simon Fraser University
2014 Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University, Victoria
2014 Visiting Scholar, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)
2010-13 Research Analyst, International Security, Chatham House
2010 Research Assistant, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2009 Chargé d’études, French Ministry of Defence (Strategic Directorate)