Jessica Stern

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Jessica Stern "is the Academic Director of the Program on Terrorism and the Law at Harvard Law School and a Lecturer in Government at Harvard University, where she teaches courses on terrorism and counterterrorism. She is the author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill, and The Ultimate Terrorists, as well as numerous articles. She served on President Clinton's National Security Council Staff and was selected by Time magazine in 2001 as one of seven thinkers whose innovative ideas "will change the world." Stern advises a number of government agencies and has taught courses for government officials, and she was an analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She was recognized by FBI Director Robert Mueller for her assistance to the U.S. government in its effort to thwart international terrorism. She has served on the Advisory Boards of various organizations, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Current History and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. Stern has been named a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Stanford’s Hoover Institution, the World Economic Forum and Harvard. She has a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in chemistry, a Master’s degree from MIT in technology policy, and a doctorate from Harvard in public policy." [1]

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  1. Jessica Stern, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, accessed January 2, 2009.
  2. Leadership Group, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, accessed January 2, 2009.