Roderick Grierson has been executive editor and director of research since he joined SIG in 2006. During that time, he has supervised the production of more than ten thousand reports and geopolitical intelligence projects, including detailed analyses of both the private and public sector in regions as diverse as the Middle East, India, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Having founded an international NGO with Gordon Dee Smith in 1985, he spent ten years organizing a series of global cultural exchange programs. He became a Fellow of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard in 1995 and more recently has been Menteşezade Research Fellow and Director of the Rumi Institute in Nicosia. He has published extensively on the history of Turkish literature and Anatolian Sufism and has lectured at a wide range of conferences, universities, institutes, and museums.