Dr. Joshua Gleis, President
Dr. Joshua Gleis is President of Gleis Security Consulting, LLC. He has served as a consultant and advisor to politicians, not-for-profits, government agencies, investigative firms, and high net-worth individuals and celebrities. Joshua uses his unique background and expertise as a threat analyst to better protect and assist his clients. He has trained thousands on situational awareness, emergency response, and operational procedures. These trainings have included numerous government grant-funded programs.
Joshua has held positions at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the NYPD’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau. He previously held the role of Vice President of Operations for the largest non-profit security group (2000+ members) in the country, overseeing security for dozens of organizations, acting as team lead for security agents, and working with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He has also previously served as Director of Strategic Planning for the Council for World Jewry – American Jewish Congress.
Joshua is author of the books Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons Learned from Islamist Insurgencies (Potomac Books, Inc., April 2011), and Hezbollah & Hamas: A Comparative Study (Johns Hopkins University Press, Fall 2012). He has advised government agencies on issues of public diplomacy, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgencies, and provided numerous lectures to law enforcement, clergy, students and the general public. He has appeared on a number of television and radio programs, and his op-eds and interviews have appeared in publications such as the International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Jerusalem Post, and Al Ahram.
Joshua received his PhD and Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University – the nation’s oldest school of international affairs. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.