Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a scholar, author, practitioner, and entrepreneur who is the founder and chief executive officer of Valens Global. The International Herald Tribune has described Dr. Gartenstein-Ross as “a rising star in the counterterrorism community.” Dr. Gartenstein-Ross’s previous positions include senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Community Partnerships, fellow with Google’s think tank Jigsaw, adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Dr. Gartenstein-Ross has led a number of major projects as a practitioner, focusing on three major lines of effort:
As a scholar, Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is the author or volume editor of over 25 books and monographs. He has a book on jihadist groups’ organizational learning processes (Enemies, Near and Far) forthcoming in 2021 from Columbia University Press. Dr. Gartenstein-Ross has also published widely in the academic and popular press.
Dr. Gartenstein-Ross has served as an expert witness in numerous federal court cases, both civil and criminal. He has testified on his areas of core competency before the U.S. House and Senate over a dozen times, as well as before the Canadian House of Commons and European Parliament. Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is a frequently featured speaker at events and conferences across the globe, including giving multiple keynote addresses.
Dr. Gartenstein-Ross holds degrees from the Catholic University of America (Ph.D. in world politics, 2014), the New York University School of Law (J.D., 2002), and Wake Forest University (B.A. in communication, 1999). He also received a Goldman Sachs Foundation 10,000 Small Businesses Certificate of Entrepreneurship in 2018.