Leeds Metropolitan University
Dr Steve Wright studied at Manchester University, taking a BSc in Liberal Studies in Science. He went on to work for the Council, first as the Head of Manchester’s controversial Police Monitoring Unit, then later in the Chief Executive’s Department working on such diverse issues as Emergency Planning, Nuclear War and Accessible Public Transport. He co-founded the Omega Foundation in 1989 which is still based in the city today, working on tracking the supply of military, security and police equipment to repressive regimes. Today, he retains his link with the city through being a member of the board of the Mines Advisory Group which removes explosive remnants of war from battlefields, cities and villages all over the world.
Today he is a Reader and lecturer in the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University, teaching a variety of courses on peace, conflict, state security and advanced surveillance. Steve lectures world-wide on these issues and apart from interfaith dialogue, his recent publications include work on climate change and border control, sub-lethal weapons; cities under siege and surveillance.