Michele Malvesti

Senior Fellow

Michele Malvesti serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, as well as on the Advisory Committee for root9B, a cyber-security services firm.

Previously, Malvesti worked as a Vice President in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC, and with its successor company, Leidos.

During her time in government, Malvesti served more than five years (2002-2007) on the National Security Council staff, 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. 

Malvesti also has worked as a professional in the Intelligence Community, including at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 



Malvesti will teach a seminar on women in national security and a Capstone seminar on the Crime-Terror Nexus. She also will serve as the Instructor of Record for Gateway to Global Affairs.