Sara Daly is currently working as a Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats at the National Intelligence Council. She was previously a manager and an analyst for the US Government. Sara also has served as a lecturer at Georgetown University, the University of Connecticut and the Bush School where she taught graduate courses on terrorism and transnational security issues. From 2002-2008, Sara was an international policy analyst at The RAND Corporation in Arlington, VA. At RAND, Sara’s research focused primarily on international terrorism, insurgency, emerging threats, radicalization, nuclear terrorism, and intelligence issues. In 2009, she co-authored her first academic text, Women as Terrorists, published by Praeger Security International. Prior to RAND, Sara was at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism as the representative from CIA’s Counterterrrorism Center. She also served as a terrorism analyst from 1997-2002 assessing trends in the activities of various Middle Eastern terrorist groups and has traveled widely in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science and French from Southwestern University.
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