Ahmad Shah Mohibi brings over a decade of experience working with the development, diplomatic and defense communities in conflict, post-conflict, and stabilization settings. He serves as the director of counter-terrorism programs at Rise to Peace where in this role, he manages a diverse team of scholars, conducts research and analyzes policy issues related to terrorism, violent extremism, international security, and peace peacebuilding efforts to help inform the policy practitioners, analysts, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations. Prior to that, he served as a Justice Advisor and Language Analyst to the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Afghanistan, where he helped coordinate, implement, and monitor interconnected projects, including the $10 million initiative to build the Justice Center in Parwan. Prior to the State Department, Ahmad assisted the United States Military in various capacities to help provide comprehensive strategic planning and project management in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions. He holds a Master in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University and a Bachelor in Government and International Politics from George Mason University. Among his accomplishments, Ahmad speaks five languages, a recipient of numerous certifications of appreciation, 18 letters of recommendation, nine medals of achievement from high-ranking U.S. military officers and U.S. ambassadors. He is a published author, news commentator and regular speaker at events.