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Mitchell Silber, M.A.

Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

(212) 854-3231

1321 International Affairs

Mitch is the Executive Managing Director for Intelligence and Analytic Solutions at K2 Intelligence in New York, where he leads K2’s Data Analytics practice. Before joining K2, Mitch served as Director of Intelligence Analysis at the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division.  There, he supervised the Department’s entire portfolio of ongoing terrorism-related investigations and managed the department’s Analytic and Cyber Units. Before that, he served as a special assistant to the NYPD’s Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of Intelligence, managing strategic threat assessments and the Department’s relationships with international police and intelligence agencies.

Mitch is the co-author of the 2007 NYPD report – Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat.  He has presented on behalf of the NYPD at the White House, National Security Council, CIA, FBI, National Counter Terrorism Center and testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.  Mitch is a visiting lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where he teaches a course on Modern Urban Counterterrorism.   Mitch serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at SIPA and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is the author of the The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West, published in December 2011 by University of Pennsylvania Press.


U6388: Modern Urban Terrorism


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