Sabin Khan

Senior Associate Fellow


Sabin Khan has demonstrated a life-long commitment to public service through numerous positions of leadership within civil society, local authority and Government. Sabin is currently on a secondment from the Home Office working to advance global policy and analysis.

Sabin has worked in the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) at the Home Office over the past 10 years. Throughout this period, Sabin has demonstrated a very strong personal commitment to serving Ministers, the Government and the Civil Service in maintaining national security and protecting the public from terrorism. Sabin played a significant role in establishing OSCT as a Centre of Excellence. She advanced the Government’s work on counter-terrorism and the evolution of its response to the threat of Islamist radicalisation. Sabin encouraged the department to be more inclusive and outward facing bringing together a wide range of academics, community practitioners and policy makers. Sabin has been central to the development of several counter-terrorism initiatives and Government reviews. She has provided advice to the highest levels of Government at critical moments of national security, and represented the UK at numerous global counter-terrorism forums.

In her previous role Sabin was the Community Cohesion Officer for the London Borough of Hounslow where she led two sub-regional Pathfinder Programmes on Community Cohesion and Preventing Violent Extremism. In 2009 Sabin secured ‘Beacon Status’ for Hounslow Council from the IDeA for delivering ‘excellence, knowledge and innovation’. In 2005 Sabin was involved as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the first Peer Review of Oldham Council with Professor Ted Cantle and the Institute of Community Cohesion. The Review was to evaluate the progress of Oldham Council and key partners in promoting Community Cohesion since the 2001 social disturbances.

In 2008 Sabin was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve the National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group to support women’s groups tackling violent extremism. In 2006 she was appointed by the Minister for Women and Equality to serve as a Commissioner for the Women’s National Commission. Since 1991 Sabin has addressed, challenged and shared her expertise with thousands of people from diverse backgrounds across the UK and overseas.

External publications

Ending the '9/11 Era': Multilateralism and the Future of Effective Counter-Terrorism

Twenty years on from the devastating 11 September attacks, RUSI Senior Associate Fellows Eric Rosand (US) and Sabin Khan (UK), experts who have worked at the heart of American and British government efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism post-9/11 provide commentary - Global Coalition, 9 September, 2021

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