Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D.
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld’s new book Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It, is the only book on this subject currently. She is the director of the New York–based American Center for Democracy, and the Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law. Her previous book are: Evil Money, Encounters Along the Money Trail (HarperCollins in 1992, SPI, 1994), and Narco-Terrorism; How Governments around the World used the Drug Trade to Finance and Further Terrorist Activities (Basic Books, 1990&1992). Dr. Ehrenfeld is a sought-after commentator and consultant on the problems of terror financing, international terrorism, political corruption, money laundering, drug trafficking, and organized crime and the connections that binds these groups together.
Dr. Ehrenfeld has lectured on these issues in many countries, and has advised banking communities, law enforcement agencies, and governments in many countries. Most recently, she consulted for the U.S. Defense Department’s Threat Reduction Agency, and testified before the European Parliament on how the Palestinian Authority uses aid money to fund its terror activities, and provided evidence to the UK Parliament on the corruption of the PA.
Dr. Ehrenfeld’s articles appear in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the National Review, the Euobserver, The Jerusalem Post, and The NY SUN. She frequently appears as an expert commentator on television news programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC.
Dr. Ehrenfeld worked as a research scholar at New York University School of Law, a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies, and as a fellow at Johns Hopkins’s SAIS. Her Ph.D. in Criminology is from the Hebrew University School of Law.