Valens Global is a private firm focused on addressing threats posed by Terrorist Groups and Violent Extremist Organizations across the world.
Valens Global provides governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations with clear, in-depth, and innovative services. Our risk assessments, situational forecasting, training, research, and strategic action plans provide our clients with all the tools necessary to safeguard their interests, assets, and personnel against the evolving threats prevalent in today’s world. The team at Valens has conducted research in dozens of languages including Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin, French, and Somali.
Government clients have included the Canadian Department of National Defense, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of State.
Commercial clients have included Google's Jigsaw, a Fortune 500 hotel chain, major oil and gas companies, top national advocacy and anti-hate organizations, and top law firms around the world.
|Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, PhD, Founder / CEO of Valens Global and Valens Labs, is a prominent scholar, practitioner, and entrepreneur, described by The International Herald Tribune as “a rising star in the counterterrorism community.” His career has focused on understanding how terrorist groups and other violent non-state actors (VNSAs) are changing the world, and helping governments and private clients fashion creative solutions to save lives and safeguard their interests.|
Background Experience - Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and an associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. Previous positions he held include senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Community Partnerships, and fellow with Google’s think tank, Jigsaw.
Known for his rigorous scholarship, Dr. Gartenstein-Ross is the author or volume editor of twenty-three books and monographs. He has published widely in the popular and academic press, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and Terrorism & Political Violence.
Dr. Gartenstein-Ross on Russia, the US, and Syrian Peace Talks CNN News
Coalition for Children is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization established in 1982 to protect children and to help children protect themselves. Founder, Sherryll Kraizer, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert and author in several areas of Youth-at-Risk and Child Well-Being, including sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence, and child safety.
Background Experience - Dr. Kraizer was on the ground floor of the child abuse prevention field in the early ‘80s, working with the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect and founding the Coalition for Children. She has written articles, books and curricula that address recognition, prevention and reporting of child abuse (including sexual, physical, emotional and neglect). She also has expertise in the areas of Title IX bullying, school safety, special education, and duty to supervise in a wide variety of settings.
Working with schools, religious organizations, community groups, and treatment facilities for over thirty years, Dr. Kraizer has a deep and historically accurate understanding of the standard of care, policies and procedures, training, and supervision consistent with protecting children as they have evolved over time from the 1960's forward. She is qualified to assess standard of care, policies, procedures, best practices and supervision of staff in order to maximize your facilities ability to protect children from harm.
International Opportunities - International Opportunities - All of the programs authored by Dr. Kraizer are now available without charge to organizations in developing countries. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Please contact her to talk about the needs in your country and how they can help jumpstart your efforts. The programs include: