Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers, is a member of both Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Team and Israel’s National Security Council, and serves as an advisor to senior government officials.
A visiting professor at George Washington University in 2008-2009, Dr. Berko is a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. She also lectures at the ICT’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Security. Dr. Berko conducts counter-terrorism lectures for NATO, and before Congress, the State Department, the FBI and the military forces, and for a multitude of universities throughout the United States and elsewhere.
A sought-after commentator, Dr. Berko appears frequently in the international media to provide her professional insight following terrorism incidents throughout the world. After a distinguished 25-year career in the military, where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Berko retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2003.
She is the author of “The smarter bomb” and “The path to paradise”, two world- renowned books.
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