Speaker BIO

Ben  is a Senior Investigator for the Centre for Information Resilience, a non-profit based in the United Kingdom, running persistent investigative programs in Myanmar, Afghanistan and Ukraine. As a part of the Ukraine Witness team, Ben is responsible for investigating alleged breaches of international law that have taken place in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. These investigations, frequently based on Open-Source evidence gathering, involve navigating and contesting disinformation campaigns. Before joining CIR, Ben was Practice Lead for Open Source Intelligence at an international consulting firm, supporting NGOs, Think-Tanks and diplomatic partners with open-source conflict intelligence services.