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.
|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)|