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Michael B. Kraft

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

CEO, Kraft Associates Counterterrorism Consultants and Former State Department Senior Advisor to Coordinator for Counterterrorism (retired)

Full Biography

Michael B. Kraft is a Washington-based counterterrorism, writer, editor, lecturer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience working on terrorism issues in the State Department, Congress and the private sector. This is his third counterterrorism book. He also co-authored with Ambassador Marks U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What and contributed chapters for several other counterterrorism books as well worked as a consultant on counterterrorism projects. During his 19 years at the State Department Counterterrorism office, Mr. Kraft, among other issues, worked closely with the Justice Department in drafting and enacting counterterrorism legislation.  Before joining the State Department, Mr. Kraft served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, specializing in Middle East and terrorism issues. Previously, he worked as the chief Congressional Correspondent for the Reuters News Agency and for United Press International in Washington, London, and Central Africa.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a senior editor on the Michigan Daily newspaper.