CEP Welcomes Former UK Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown To Its Advisory Board

(New York, N.Y.) — Today, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) announced the addition of Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown, a former coordinator of the U.N. Security Council’s ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida, and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team and British diplomat, to its Advisory Board. In his position at the United Nations, Fitton-Brown succeeded CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, and the two are regarded as principal authorities on ISIS and al-Qaeda.

“Given his broad, in-depth expertise on terrorist groups in the Middle East, we are thrilled that Edmund Fitton-Brown is joining CEP,” stated CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace. “We look forward to the benefit of his ongoing counsel on Afghan and Middle East security policy.”

A globally recognized expert on counterterrorism, Afghanistan, and Middle Eastern issues, Fitton-Brown’s joining of the Advisory Board was welcomed by CEP President Fran Townsend. “His experience monitoring sanctioned individuals, groups, and entities subject to the U.N.’s Consolidated List directly corresponds with CEP’s own mission to combat the growing threat from extremists in all forms.”

“CEP’s primary aim to help develop a more secure global society through the education of the public policymakers and the private sector about the everchanging threat of extremism is more important now than ever,” said Fitton-Brown. “I look forward to working with such a distinguished group of experts and policymakers and to supporting CEP’s work combatting extremism.”

During his career in the British Foreign Service, Fitton-Brown’s postings included Finland, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. He has also traveled extensively across conflict zones throughout his career. Presently, he resides in Austin, Texas.

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