James Cohen is an anti-corruption expert with a background in international development and security. Prior to becoming executive director of Transparency International Canada, Cohen's work included program management and design, training, research, and fundraising for organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, the Global Organization for Parliamentarians Against Corruption, and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces. He also worked for Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme from 2011-2013 where he focused on corruption risk to military, police, and peacekeeping, as well as advising governments and civil society including TI chapters. James joined TI Canada in 2016 as interim-executive director, and held the post of director, programs and engagement before becoming executive director. James holds a masters from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and a bachelor of social science in political science from the University of Ottawa.