Dr. Aleksandra Nesic serves as a visiting Senior Social Scientist and Faculty at the US Army’s J.F.K. Special Warfare Center and School, where she develops and teaches new courses in the advanced interdisciplinary science of the human domain. She is also a Visiting Faculty in the Countering Violent Extremism and Combatting Transregional Terrorism Fellowship Programs at the Joint Special Operations University (USSOCOM), Tampa, FL and a Senior Lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State. She is also a founding partner and a Senior Researcher at Valka-Mir Human Security, LLC currently working with a Hollywood production company on an Artificial Intelligence/Virtual Reality project to advance the development of conflict scenarios for pre-deployment training of US and UK SOF. Dr. Nesic holds a PhD in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and Education, Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Dr. Nesic’s ongoing research examines the formation and spread of violent extremist ideologies employed by various state and non-state actors, influence operations, recruitment strategies, as well as the development of psychological resilience mechanisms for individuals and communities vulnerable to extremist recruitment.