21 Dec 2017
UN Reform, UN-TOC Watch
Head of Office at the United Nations and Member at the United Nations University and Editorial Committee at the Journal of International Criminal Justice
A strategist, international lawyer and writer, James Cockayne is the Head of Office at the United Nations for the United Nations University, a global think tank created by the UN General Assembly in 1972. He has served as Principal Legal Officer in the Transnational Crime Unit of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, worked in war crimes trials in Africa and served with thinktanks in New York.
He spent two years as Co-Director of the non-profit Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, leading their work in New York and Africa. James has been a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice for almost a decade, serving as Chair for several years. He has been a visiting lecturer at Columbia University, a consultant to the World Bank, UN DPKO, Center on Humanitarian Dialogue, Norwegian Peacebuilidng Forum and Global Leadership Forum.
In 2011 James was invited to address the UN Human Rights Council on the regulation of private security companies, and helped to establish the International Code of Conduct Association that monitors human rights performance of private security companies. His books include Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or Allies? (Routledge, 2011), edited with Adam Lupel; and Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry (IPI, 2009).
Researcher and PhD Candidate, Maryland University; Researcher, Ideas for Peace Foundation & Director, C-Analysis applied Criminology
Office Director, Anti-Crime Program Office, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Senior Expert, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Professor of Practice, National Defense University, William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
Executive Director, Conflict Awareness Project
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department, Political Science, Stellenbosch University
Professor of Criminology, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China
Director, Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) Chair, Global Initiative Advisory Board
Network Coordinator and Senior Expert, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
President & CEO, Strategic Applications, LLC
Faculty and Research Scholar, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University
Wesley W. Posvar Professor and Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh