Saturday, May 28, 2016

Clare M. Lopez, Gatestone Institute: The Mosque: Center of Religion, Politics and Dominance

Here is the "About Gatestone Institute" page at the Gatestone Institute website:

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/about/

About Gatestone Institute

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Ambassador John R. BoltonChairman

Nina RosenwaldPresident
Naomi H. Perlman, Vice President

Board of Governors (in formation)

  • The Viscountess Bearsted
  • Baroness Caroline Cox
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • The Lord Finkelstein OBE
  • Jack Fowler
  • Robert Immerman
  • Lawrence Kadish
  • Ingeborg Rennert
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Merryl Tisch
Amir Taheri, Chairman, Europe Board of Governors

Board of Governors, Gatestone Europe

Board of Advisors (in formation)

  • Ahmed Charai
  • Rev. Dr. Petra Heldt
  • M. Zuhdi Jasser
  • Richard Kemp
  • Michael Mukasey
  • Elie Wiesel
  • R. James Woolsey

Here is the Biography page for foremost expert Clare M. Lopez at the Gatestone Institute website: 

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/biography/Clare+M.+Lopez

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2011.

Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the nation. She is deputy director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the South Carolina National Guard and serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the Clarion Fund, the Institute of World Affairs, the Intelligence Analysis and Research program at her undergraduate alma mater, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and United West. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center's Team B II study, "Shariah: The Threat to America".

Ms. Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a commission, in favor of joining the CIA.

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The Mosque: Center of Religion, Politics and Dominance