Dr. Matthew Levitt has spent his entire career on the frontline in the global battle against terrorism. The director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Dr. Levitt is one of Washington’s leading experts on combating international terrorist networks, a scholar, and former government official. He is a frequent contributor to the media, including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Dr. Levitt, a former counterterrorism intelligence analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), served from 2005 to 2007 as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2008 – 2009, he was a State Department counterterrorism advisor to the special envoy for Middle East regional security, Gen. James L. Jones. Dr. Levitt earned a B.A. from Yeshiva University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.