Dr Liam O’Shea is an international development specialist and commentator with over 10 years experience, in the areas of governance and security, philanthropy and civil society.

He is an Associate Director of the Franks Family Foundation, which strives to deliver systemic change, through direct action and advocacy to foster dynamic civil societies in the developing world. Previously, Liam managed, and consulted on, projects on international security for members of parliament, government bodies and conflict-prevention NGOs. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and is proficient in Russian.