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Senior Investigator
Evan Kohlmann is an International Terrorism Consultant who has spent a decade tracking Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. In the course of his research, he has traveled overseas to interview prominent Al-Qaida spokesmen and has amassed one of the largest databases in the world of terrorist communiqués and multimedia. He currently works as a senior investigator on behalf of the Nine Eleven Finding Answers (NEFA) Foundation and has served at various times as a private consultant in terrorism matters for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the U.K. Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and Scotland Yard’s SO-15 Counter Terrorism Command. Mr. Kohlmann holds a degree in International Politics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (Georgetown University), and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also the recipient of a certificate in Islamic studies from the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU) at Georgetown University.  Mr. Kohlmann has been a frequent expert guest on nationally televised news programs and is featured as an exclusive on-air terrorism analyst for NBC News.
Mr. Kohlmann has served as an approved expert witness in various federal terrorism trials–including court testimony in thirteen cases:

– United States v. Sabri Benkhala (Eastern District of Virginia, 2004)
– United States v. Ali Timimi (Eastern District of Virginia, 2005)
– United States v. Uzair Paracha (Southern District of New York, 2005)
– United States v. Ali Asad Chandia (Eastern District of Virginia, 2006)
– United States v. Yassin Aref (Northern District of New York, 2006)
– United States v. Sabri Benkhala (Eastern District of Virginia, 2007)
– United States v. Rafiq Sabir (Southern District of New York, 2007)
– United States v. Emadeddine Muntasser et al. (District of Massachusetts, 2007)
– United States v. Hassan Abu Jihaad (District of Connecticut, 2008)
– United States v. Mohammed Zaki Amawi et al. (Northern District of Ohio, 2008)
– United States v. Mohamed Ibrahim Shnewer et al. (District of New Jersey, 2008)
– United States v. Salim Hamdan (Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals, 2008)
– United States v. Ali Hamza al-Bahlul (Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals, 2008)

Mr. Kohlmann has also testified nine times as an approved expert witness during criminal cases in Europe and Australia, including the following:
– International Prosecutors v. Abduladhim Maktouf (Supreme Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina [SUD-BIH], June 2005)
– Regina v. Mohammed Ajmal Khan and Palvinder Singh (Snaresbrook Crown Court, UK, 2006)
– H.M.A. v. Mohammed Atif Sidique (Glasgow High Court, Scotland, 2007)
– Regina v. Samina Malik (Old Bailey Crown Court, UK, 2007)
– Regina v. Hassan Mutegombwa (Old Bailey Crown Court, UK, 2007)
– State Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crimes v. Al-Aqsa Foundation (High Court in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007)
– Regina v. Belal Khazaal (Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, 2008)
– Regina v. Imad Shoubaki (Southwark Crown Court, UK, 2008)
– Public Prosecutor v. Hammad Khurshid et al. (Glostrup Court in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008)

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