Guy Lamb

Dr Guy Lamb is the BA International Studies Programme Leader within the Political Science Department at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

He also serves as a commissioner with the high-level National Planning Commission (Presidency of the Republic of South Africa) where he chairs the Commission’s Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Task Team. Between 2012 and 2020 he was the Director of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (2006-2012), and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (2000-2005).

He is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has undertaken research and published on crime and violence reduction, urban safety, policing and peace-building issues in Africa for more than 25 years. He has worked with numerous governments and various United Nations agencies on peace and security issues.

Dr. Lamb holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and a master’s degree in International and Comparative Politics from UCT.

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