Ryan Mauro is a Shillman Fellow and the National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project, an educational organization focused on Islamist extremism and providing a platform for Muslim voices against it. Their films like “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Iranium,” and “Honor Diaries,” which Ryan was an executive producer of, have been seen by over 50 million people.
Ryan is also a consultant to various government agencies, political campaigns, and policy-makers, and is a Professor of homeland security and counter-terrorism.
Mauro has made over 1,000 appearances on radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel. He’s been widely published and quoted by outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call, the Daily Caller, FrontPage Magazine, PJ Media, and the peer-reviewed journal, Middle East Quarterly.
Mauro has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies, Master’s in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, all from American Military University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a Homeland Security specialization.
His work has been referenced in the House of Representatives and Senate Homeland Security Committee, and he has participated in strategy sessions led by Senator Ted Cruz and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He has also briefed the Department of Defense’s Joint Threat Defeat Agency.
Mauro has a direct education in radical Islamic ideology from receiving an Islamic Studies Certificate in 2015 from Islamic Online University, a school led by Islamist extremists.
In 2012, Mauro’s work caught the attention of the Muslim Brotherhood, who lashed out at him, referring to him as “delusional,” with its official English-language Twitter account.