Lauren Turek is associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio. Turek is a specialist in U.S. diplomatic history and American religious history and is the author of To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations, which examines the growth and influence of Christian foreign policy […]
Marcus Coleman is director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The center serves as a clearinghouse for information, connecting with faith-based organizations to help overcome coordination challenges among faith-based organizations, emergency managers and other stakeholders engaging a broad cross-section of faith-based organizations in all stages of the disaster cycle.
Catherine Wanner is professor of history, anthropology and religious studies at Penn State’s School of International Affairs. Her research centers on the politics of religion, conflict mediation and human rights, especially in Ukraine, but more broadly in Eastern Europe.
Peter Simi is a sociology professor at Chapman University and has studied extremist groups and violence for more than two decades.
Arie Perliger is a security studies professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests include political violence and extremism.
J.J. MacNab is a fellow with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. MacNab is an expert on sovereign citizens, paramilitary militia groups and anti-government extremist organizations.
Gary LaFree is the founding director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. He created the Global Terrorism Database.
Seth Jones is a counterterrorism expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Media contact is H. Andrew Schwartz.