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Board of Directors

Seamus Hughes is on the board of directors for The Center on American Law and Extremism
Seamus Hughes is a senior research faculty member at the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Previously the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, he is the author of an extensive body of work on extremism in the United States, including the critically acclaimed Homegrown: ISIS in America, and has testified before Congress on his findings. In addition to his academic pursuits, Hughes is a New York Times research journalist where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on law enforcement in America. Hughes was previously a lead staffer on national terrorism prevention at the National Counterterrorism Center. There, he created a groundbreaking interagency intervention program to help steer individuals away from violence through non–law enforcement means. A former senior counterterrorism adviser to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he has authored numerous legislative bills, including sections of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act and the Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act.
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