Terence McNamee is the Deputy Director of The Brenthurst Foundation.
Dr McNamee previously served as Director of Publications at The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) in London and Editor of its flagship publication, the RUSI Journal. He was educated at universities in Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2002, He received a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. The subject of his doctoral thesis was South Africa's nuclear weapons programme. He has been a writer and consultant on various projects in Africa in the areas of peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction and economic development. In 2006 he was a visiting expert to the Prism Group, ISAF IX, based in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 2008-09 he was the Delegate to Commissioner Dr Greg Mills on the Government of Denmark's Africa Commission and assisted in the drafting of the Commission's Final Report, Realising the Potential of Africa's Youth.
He has completed country-level analyses for governmental and commercial clients on issues ranging from citizenship and immigration policy to security sector reform, and is published in academic journals and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Financial Times. In 2012 he authored the Foundation's study of Chinese small businesses in southern Africa, entitled 'Africa in their Words: A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola'. Other recent publications include War Without Consequences: Iraq's Insurgency and the Spectre of Strategic Defeat([Editor], 2008 and the recently published On the Faultline: Managing tensions and divisions within societies (Profile Books, 2012, co-edited with Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst).
As part of the Foundation's Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy of Malawi (PACE), he served as an Advisor to the former President. McNamee is also writer and historian of the acclaimed photographic history of the twentieth century, CENTURY: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Suffering, Regression and Hope (Phaidon Press, 1999, conceived and edited by Bruce Bernard), which won the British Book Awards for Illustrated Book of the Year, France Info's Special Award for Photojournalism and a Merit Award from the New York Art Director's Club. For the same publisher he was also writer (with Anna Rader and Adrian Johnson) on DECADE: Transition and Turmoil (2010, edited by Eamonn McCabe)