Dr Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Research Affiliate

Richard Davis is the Managing Senior Fellow of Artis International.  Artis is an interdisciplinary scientific field research and development institution working with various governments, NGOs, universities and private sector entities in conflict resolution and mitigation efforts across the globe through four centers: 1) Field Based Conflict Research, 2) Energy & Natural Resources, 3) Cyber Defense and 4) Health & Medicine.  

Richard holds several active appointments which include: Founding Fellow, Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; Associate Member, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism, World Federation of Scientists; Chairman, Phoenix Investments; and Chairman, Grand Canyon Bank (proposed).

Prior, Richard was the President and CEO of Davis Energy, a company acquired by Artis in 2012. Davis Energy was a research and consulting firm for public and private sector clients on emerging markets, financial sustainability, energy development – including alternative fuels and the global use of fracking, U.S. policy and capital markets, including bond financing and U.S. and EU government securities.

Richard served at The White House as the Director of Prevention (terrorism) Policy on the Homeland Security Council.  Prior, he was the Director of the Task Force to Prevent the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect and the Director of the Academe, Policy and Research Senior Advisory Committee for Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff at the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Richard has been a Senior Policy Fellow at RTI international, a Senior Associate at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, led a non-profit international development organization dedicated to the education of youth and conflict mitigation, and served as a Trustee for Hope International University.  He began his professional career as a teacher, later becoming a school administrator. During his days as an educator, he was also a collegiate soccer coach, holding a national coaching license.


Richard has a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics; an MPA from Harvard University; an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College; and an MA in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. He holds Baccalaureate Degrees in Finance and Social Science from Hope International University.

Research Interests:

1. Conflict Resolution;
2. Influence and Foundations of Insurgent Groups;
3. Individual Group and State Support for Nuclear Proliferation;
4. The Competition for Energy and Natural Resources; and
5. American Defense and Foreign Policy.

Departmental Information:

Research Associate in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Research Associate in Center for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford


Email: richard.davis@hmc.ox.ac.uk or rdavis@artisinternational.org
Telephone: HMC Office +44 1865 618081 or US Office +1 480 221 6120

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