Dr. Michele L. Malvesti
Michele L. Malvesti — a Senior Advisor to FIN since March 2015 — currently serves as Professor of Practice in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Dr. Malvesti also currently serves on the Director’s Advisory Board for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC); the Board of Directors for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; and the Board of Advisors for the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board to root9B, a cyber-security services firm, and the Advisory Board of Revision Military Ltd.
Prior to her appointment at Fletcher, Dr. Malvesti served as Lecturer and Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She also served as a Vice President in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC, and with its successor company, Leidos. She also was a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
During her time in government, Dr. Malvesti served more than five years on the National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush Administration, including as the Senior Director for Combating Terrorism Strategy. She briefly returned to the White House in 2009 in order to co-chair the Presidential study review that reformed the White House organization for homeland security and counterterrorism on behalf of the Obama Administration.
Dr. Malvesti also has worked as a professional in the Intelligence Community, including at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Highest Distinction, in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her Political Science degree was conferred with Highest Honors. She received both a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.