Robert Muggah specializes in security, cities and new technologies. He co-founded the Igarapé Institute – ranked the top social policy think tank in the world in 2019 – and the SecDev Group – devoted to disrupting digital risk and strengthening cyber security. Robert is also a senior adviser to McKinseys and is faculty at Singularity University. For two decades he has advised national and municipal governments, tech companies and international organizations on issues ranging from crime prevention to urban planning. Robert received his DPhil from the University of Oxford and his MPhil from the University of Sussex.
Robert is (or has been) a fellow or faculty at the University of Oxford, the University of San Diego, the University of British Columbia, the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Graduate Institute in Switzerland. He advises the World Economic Forum’s Council on Cities and the annual Global Risk Report and the Global Parliament of Mayors. Robert has authored eight books and over one hundred peer-review journal articles. He is a regular contributor to the Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Guardian, Economist, New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Wired and gave TED talks in 2015, 2017 and 2019.