This is a short bio for Professor Walid Phares for quick public use (350 words)
DR WALID PHARES: SHORT BIO
Professor Walid Phares is the Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group on Counter Terrorism (TAG), a Caucus of members of the US Congress and the European Parliament, since 2009. He has been serving as an Advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the US House of Representatives since 2008
Dr Phares briefs and testify to the US Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations Security Council on matters related to international security, civil societies and democracy and Middle East conflicts. He consults with and lectures to several national security and defense agencies, Counter Terrorism advisory boards in North America and Europe, as well as to Policy Departments and Ministries.
He has served on the Advisory Board of the Task Force on Future Terrorism of the Department of Homeland Security in 2006-2007 as well as on the Advisory Task force on Nuclear Terrorism in 2007.
Dr Phares taught Global Strategies at the National Defense University since 2006. Previously he was a Professor of Middle East Studies and Comparative Politics at Florida Atlantic University 1993-2004. Currently he is the Provost and Director for International Studies at BAUI University in Washington DC since 2013
He has published several books in English, Arabic and French including several post 9/11 volumes: Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West; The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy and The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad. In his book The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East, published in 2010 he projected the uprisings in the region before they occur in 2011. In 2013 he published a book in French, Du Printemps Arabe a l'Automne Islamiste. In 2014 he published The Lost Spring: US Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid.
Dr Phares is Fox News Channel Middle East and Terrorism Expert. He has served as NBC Terrorism Analyst until 2006. He frequently appears on international and Arab media including BBC, France 24, Russia Today, CBC Canada, and is published widely around the world
He advises several federations of democracy and human rights NGOs based in the Middle East, Europe and North America
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