DR. RACHEL EHRENFELD
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is an author, speaker, economist and terrorism expert who has advised banking communities, law enforcement agencies, and governments around the world, including the U.S. Defense Department's Threat Reduction Agency.
Her latest book, Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It was released in 2003. Previous books include Evil Money, Encounters Along the Money Trail (HarperCollins, 1992) and Narco Terrorism; How Governments around the World Used the Drug Trade to Finance and Further Terrorist Activities (Basic Books, 1990). She is currently working on a new book about the Islamist penetration of the U.S. and Western economies.
Dr. Ehrenfeld is the director of the New York based American Center for Democracy, as well as the Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law. She is also a commentator and consultant on the problems of terror financing, international terrorism, political corruption, money laundering, drug trafficking, and organized crime and the connections that binds these groups together. She testified before the European Parliament on how the Palestinian Authority uses aid money to fund its terror activities, provided evidence to the UK Parliament on the corruption of the Palestinian Authority, and testified before the U.S. Congress on terrorism related issues. She's currently advising the US Defense Department's Threat Reduction Agency on economic terrorism.
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld's articles appear in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the National Review, the Eurobserver, The Jerusalem Post, The NY SUN, and the L.A. Times. She frequently appears as an expert commentator on such news programs and networks as The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC.
Dr. Ehrenfeld worked as a research scholar at New York University School of Law, as a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies, and as a fellow at Johns Hopkins's SAIS. Her Ph.D. in Criminology is from the Hebrew University School of Law.