Alistair Millar

President of the Fourth Freedom Forum

Alistair Millar is the President of the Fourth Freedom Forum and also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. In 2005 He co-founded the Global Center on Cooperative Security and was the executive director until 2017. From 2007 to 2013, he taught graduate-level courses on international security and foreign policy at The Johns Hopkins University, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Advanced Academic Programs. Millar has also taught at the University of Maryland and conducted trainings on countering violent extremism for the European Union in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia; and for the UK Diplomatic Academy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Millar is also a member of the board of directors for Women in International Security (WIIS). He has written numerous chapters, articles, and reports on international security, nonproliferation, sanctions, and terrorism, as well as on the nexus between security and development. He is a coauthor, with Eric Rosand, of Allied Against Terrorism: What’s Needed to Strengthen Worldwide Commitment. He holds an MA from Leeds University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

Linda Gerber

Chief Operating Officer For the Forum, Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Linda Gerber directs administration of the organization and has held multiple positions within the organization, including as director of programs, working primarily as director of the Sanctions and Security Research Project in collaboration with the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She holds an MLS from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

Pat Pinnick

Treasurer for the Forum

Patrick Pinnick is a certified public accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


Board of Directors

The Fourth Freedom Forum is governed by an experienced board of directors that is elected on an annual basis.