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Genevieve Lester and John P. Sullivan

Dr. Genevieve Lester is the De Serio Chair of Strategic Intelligence at the US Army War College. She is also an associate fellow for strategic intelligence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). She was visiting faculty and faculty coordinator of both intelligence studies and analytic methods at the Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University as well as a senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies also at Georgetown. She writes on intelligence and accountability and is the author of When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence (2015). Lester served as a research fellow for counterterrorism at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and as an editor of the journal, International Affairs, based at Chatham House in London. She was also Fulbright Scholar at the Technical University in Berlin. She holds a PhD and MA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a MA in international economics/international law and organizations from Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in history from Carleton College. Dr. John P. Sullivan is a Homeland Security Today contributing editor. He served as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department; specializing in emergency operations, transit policing, counterterrorism and intelligence. He is an Instructor in the Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the Sol Price School of Public Policy - University of Southern California, Global Fellow at Stratfor, Senior El Centro Fellow at Small Wars Journal, and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Global Observatory of Transnational Criminal Networks. In addition, he is a member of The InterAgency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response. His doctoral dissertation at the Open University of Catalonia examined the impact of transnational crime on sovereignty. His current research focus is terrorism, transnational gangs and organized crime, conflict disaster, intelligence studies, post-conflict policing, sovereignty and urban operations.
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