Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University in the School of Medicine and Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. We are proud to announce her as a new member of the editorial team, where she as our expert will contribute within the fields of Counter-terrorism and Psychology.

Website: www.ICSVE.org

She is author of Talking to Terrorists and Bride of ISIS and co author of Undercover Jihadi and ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of Confronting the Caliphate.

In 2007, Dr. Speckhard was responsible for designing the psychological and Islamic challenge aspects of the Detainee Rehabilitation Program in Iraq to be applied to twenty thousand detainees and eight hundred juveniles. She has interviewed over four hundred terrorists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including Gaza, the West Bank, Chechnya, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and many countries in Europe.

Dr. Speckhard has in recent months along with her research colleague Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla, been interviewing ISIS defectors for their insider stories of life inside the “caliphate.” 

She is author of Talking to Terrorists and Bride of ISIS and co author of Undercover Jihadi and ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of Confronting the Caliphate.

Website: www.AnneSpeckhard.com

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