Brian Finlay is the Vice President of The Stimson Center, and also directs the Center’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative. That effort looks for innovative government responses – at the international, national, and regional levels – and for smart public-private partnerships to mitigate transnational security threats and ameliorate development challenges. Finlay is also an Adjunct Instructor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington.
Prior to joining Stimson, Finlay served four years as executive director of a Washington-based lobbying and media campaign focused on counterterrorism issues, a senior researcher at the Brookings Institution, and a program officer at the Century Foundation. He was a project manager for the Laboratory Center for Disease Control/Health Canada, and worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He sits on the advisory board of Trojan Defense, LLC, and is a member of the board of directors of iMMAP, a pioneering organization leading the way forward in the effective use of information management practices in the service of humanitarian relief and development. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Black Market Watch, a Geneva-based NGO that works to raise awareness around illicit global trade.