Leadership Team

Joel Finkelstein

Director and Cofounder

Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton; Fellow at the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Adam Sohn

CEO

Adam Sohn is a growth strategist, senior executive and board member for multiple organizations. He is a former Wall Street equities trader, C- level marketing and business development executive, and served in public service in appointed roles at the request of two Governors. Adam’s interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Non-Profits, FinTech, MarTech and Capital Raising companies exemplifies his hunger to learn from others and apply his network and knowledge to make a meaningful difference in the world.

John Farmer

Former New Jersey State Attorney General; Chief Counsel, 9/11 Commission; Director, Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Pamela Paresky

Senior Research Fellow at the NCRI; Visiting Senior Research Associate, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago; her primary focus involves exploring and communicating the psychology of thriving in a liberal democracy founded on fundamental individual rights such as the freedom of expression

Jack Donohue

Former three-star chief and 32-year veteran of the New York City police department, including his role as chief of cyber intelligence and strategy; innovator of the now annual Cyber Intelligence and Counterterrorism Conference; appears before congress and authors expertise reports on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security and other public safety organizations on matters of national security and public safety

Lee Jussim

Chair of the Psychology Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; social psychologist whose work addresses political psychology, stereotypes & prejudice, intolerance, and challenges to the validity and credibility of social science research; over 100 articles and six books published, including, Social Perception and Social Reality, which received the the American Association Publishers Prose Book Award; a founding member of non-profit advocacy group Heterodox Academy

Alex Goldenberg

Lead Intelligence Analyst; Alex is the Lead Intelligence Analyst at the Network Contagion Research Institute, focusing on misinformation, disinformation, online extremism, and the intersection of technology and hate. Alex has an MS in Global Affairs with a concentration in Transnational Security from New York University. His recent research has appeared in NBC News, The Atlantic, The Brookings Institute, NPR, Forbes, Vice News, and other notable media outlets.

Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE

Mike is the principal of Global Insights in Professional Security and a frequent author and presenter on corporate security issues. He was formerly the Chief Global Knowledge & Learning Officer at ASIS International, where he created and ran the Chief Security Officer Roundtable.