Jessica Davis

Associate Fellow; President and Principal Consultant with Insight Threat Intelligence


Jessica Davis, an international expert on terrorism and illicit financing, is President and Principal Consultant with Insight Threat Intelligence, as well as President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies. Jessica began her career in intelligence analysis with the Canadian Military, then transitioned to a policy role at Global Affairs Canada before becoming a team leader with Canada’s financial intelligence unit, FINTRAC. Her last role in government was as senior strategic analyst at CSIS responsible for threat financing and managing the Indicators of Mobilization to Violence project.

Jessica now works to bring evidence-based solutions to the private and public sectors to counter illicit financing and terrorism. She is in the PhD program at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and has published extensively. Jessica is most recently the author of Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberations Wars to Global Terrorism and the Islamic State (2017), and Illicit Money: Terrorist Financing in the 21st Century (forthcoming with Lynne Rienner in 2021). She tweets @jessmarindavis.


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