Valens Global & Valens Labs

Valens Global & Valens Labs

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

3180 Cypress Pond Pass Duluth, GA 30097

About the Expert

Described by The International Herald Tribune as “a rising star in the counterterrorism community,” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a prominent scholar, practitioner, and entrepreneur. Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is the founder and CEO of Valens Global, private organization whose core competency is understanding violent non-state actors from a granular, actor-centric perspective. Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is also a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and an associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. Previous positions he has held include senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Community Partnerships, fellow with Google’s think tank Jigsaw, and adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Security
  • Terrorism

Expert's Profile

Dr. Gartenstein-Ross has served as an expert witness in numerous federal court cases, including a criminal trial, civil suits against state sponsors of terrorism, and several asylum hearings. He has testified on his areas of core competency before the U.S. House and Senate over a dozen times, as well as before the Canadian House of Commons. Gartenstein-Ross is also a frequently featured speaker at events and conferences throughout the globe.

Personal Achievements


  • 10,000 Small Businesses Certificate of Entrepreneurship, sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
  • Ph.D., World Politics, The Catholic University of America. Dissertation title: "Towards Understanding the Significance of Religion for Jihadi Violent Non-State Actors."
  • M.A., World Politics, The Catholic University of America
  • J.D., magna cum laude, New York University School of Law.
  • B.A. with Honors, Communication, magna cum laude, Wake Forest University.


  • Valens Global (
  • Valens Labs (


  • Safe Communities Institute Fellow, University of Southern California, 2016-present.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, American Debate Association, 2015.
  • Senior Fellow. Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University. 2010-2015.
  • Leader Development for Education and Sustained Peace Support Excellence Award (Naval Postgraduate School). 2009.
  • Lincoln Fellow. The Claremont Institute. Newport Beach, Calif. 2007.


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