David Schanzer is a professor of the practice at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy University and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He teaches courses, conducts research and engages in public dialogue on counterterrorism strategy, counterterrorism law and homeland security. Schanzer is the lead author of two National Institute of Justice studies: The Promise and The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism (2016) and Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim Americans (2010). He has served a member of the Countering Violent Extremism Leadership Forum and has been a Research Fellow for the National Intelligence Council. Prior to his academic appointments, Schanzer was the Democratic staff director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005. He previously served as the legislative director for Sen. Jean Carnahan (2001-2002), counsel to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (1996-1998), and counsel to Sen. William S. Cohen (1994-1996).