Dr. Guy Lamb is a Fellow at UNIDIR, where his work focuses on the role of conventional arms control in preventing conflict and armed violence. He also directs the Conflict, Peacebuilding and Risk Unit at the Political Science Department of the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and serves as a commissioner on the high-level National Planning Commission (within the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa), where he chairs the Commission’s Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Task Team.
Guy is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has undertaken research and published on arms control, disarmament, violence reduction, policing and peace-building issues in Africa for more than 25 years. He holds a PhD in Criminology, as well as a MSocSci and a BSocSci (Hons) in political science, all from the University of Cape Town. Between 2012 and 2020 Guy was the Director of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (2006-2012), and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (2000-2005).