President, International Assessment and Strategy Center
Thor Ronay is the founder and President of IASC, and a national security consultant to the U.S. government including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies. Ronay has three decades of experience in national security policy and management positions, including as an agency Chief of Staff, Congressional Legislative Director, and COO of three security policy foundations. Ronay has served as a consultant and Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of State, the World Bank, and White House National Security Council working groups; and, as a member of the Department of State’s Terrorism Advisory Group. In the early 1980's, Ronay was a federal officer responsible for managing counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection programs, and Counterterrorism Aide to the Commanding General of the N.Y. Army National Guard. He has also served as an international election observer; Senior Fellow of the Program on Transitions to Democracy at The George Washington University; and, Assistant to the Chairman of one of the world’s largest private corporations. Ronay is a MA graduate of the University of Pennsylvania; the Washington Fellow of UPENN's multi-faculty Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response; and, a Director of the Counterterrorism Foundation, publishers of the multi-expert counterterrorism website, CounterterrorismBlog.org.