Geoff Burt

Senior Fellow

Geoff’s research focuses on state building and security sector reform.


Geoff Burt was formerly the Deputy Director of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG). Prior to joining the CSG, Geoff Burt was a researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and a member of CIGI’s Security Sector Governance project.

His work in Haiti has examined the regulation and oversight of private security and, more recently, efforts to coordinate the national level, top-down police reform process with participatory violence reduction projects at the community level.

Geoff was a recipient of the Canadian Department of National Defence’s Security and Defence Forum Internship, which he held at CIGI in 2009-2010. Geoff is an experienced project manager and a certified Project Management Professional.