Deputy Director, Department of Transnational Threats, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2005


Thomas Sanderson is Deputy Director and Fellow in the Transnational Threats Project (TNT) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Sanderson focuses on the convergence of terrorism and international crime; terror groups and operations; U.S. counter-terrorism policy and operations; intelligence sharing for counter-terrorism; and, U.S. foreign and national security policy. He comments regularly on these subjects in national and international media. Prior to CSIS, Sanderson served as a defense analyst with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), U.S. government consultants based in McLean, Virginia (USA). At SAIC, Sanderson conducted extensive studies of terrorist groups and terrorism policy for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of Counter-terrorism Analysis, for which he co-authored studies on religious-based terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism, and the psychology of extreme violence. Sanderson held the 2001 Henry L. Stimson Center Fellowship at Fudan University in Shanghai, China where he researched “Chinese Perspectives on US Ballistic Missile Defense.” Sanderson is a terrorism course instructor, lecturer, and consultant for a variety of institutions in the U.S. government, private sector, media, and academic communities. He also has four years of NGO development experience focused on Central Asia and Russia. Sanderson holds a BA in International Relations from Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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