Mr. Brian Fishman

Head of Counterterrorism Policy, Facebook

Brian Fishman manages counterterrorism policy at Facebook and is

the author of "The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi

Strategy for Final Victory" (Yale University Press, 2016). Fishman

previously served as the Director of Research at the United States

Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center and began studying

the progenitors of ISIS in 2005. In 2008, Fishman first taught an

academic course on the Islamic State of Iraq’s turn toward

governance, and he predicted the resurrection of the Islamic State

of Iraq prior to the Syrian civil war. While teaching at West Point,

Fishman co-edited (with Assaf Moghadam) "Fault Lines in Global

Jihad: Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures"

(Routledge, 2013).

In addition to his role at Facebook, Fishman is a Counterterrorism

Research Fellow with the International Studies Program at New America, an Affiliate with Stanford University’s Center for International Studies and Cooperation, a Visiting Scholar with UC Berkeley’s Center for Right-Wing Studies, and a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He has taught courses on terrorism and counterinsurgency at United States Military Academy, Georgetown University, and Columbia University. Fishman is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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