James M. Blake is a journalist, analyst and advisor with over a decade of experience at the intersection of international security, humanitarian crises, and refugee and migration issues. He has advised leadership of international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and several world leaders through the Mayors Migration Council.
James has experience working with specialized research firms, geopolitical consultancies, strategic communications and advisory firms to design innovative risk assessment tools, resilience training and preparedness plans for companies operating in fragile and conflict-affected states. He has written risk assessments on terrorism and geopolitical issues for some of the world’s largest companies, which includes working with Aon Insurance on evaluating terrorism and political violence risks and mitigation efforts.
He is designated as a global expert by Duco, the global consultancy, and is a member of the International Crisis Group’s Ambassador Council.