Dr. David Kilcullen is the Chief Executive Officer of Caerus Associates. He founded Caerus around a simple idea: that responding to the needs of local communities can have mutually beneficial effects for governments, businesses and populations. Before founding Caerus, Dave served 24 years as a soldier, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and United States governments.
Dave’s newest book, Out of the Mountains, takes us away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalized slums and complex security threats of the world’s coastal cities. Scrutinizing major environmental trends — population growth, coastal urbanisation, and increasing digital connectivity– he projects a future of feral cities, urban systems under stress, and increasing overlaps between crime and war, internal and external threats, and the real and virtual worlds.
Dave can be found in cities across the US and UK through Fall 2013. For media and book tour related inquiries, please contact Sarah Russo.