Key Speakers

Special Agent Andrew Bringuel, II

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Andrew Bringuel, II, an Agent Supervisor Instructor at the FBI Academy, has over 26 years law enforcement, professional and academic experience, ranging from investigating public corruption, organized crime, the murder of a federal judge and an abortion clinic bombing to teaching new FBI Agents, new FBI Intelligence Analysts, and National Academy students.

SSA Bringuel’s investigative contributions include finding a key piece of evidence used in an IDE that killed Federal Judge William Vance. He was the Case Agent in a five year organized crime investigation involving a landfill and associates of the Genovese crime family. The landfill was closed with the largest environmental fine in the history of Ala., and SSA Bringuel received the Attorney General’s Award for environmental crimes investigation. SSA Bringuel worked as an undercover agent for a year operating a cover company investigating intellectual property theft. SSA Bringuel was a crisis negotiator during the Montana Freemen barricade, and a first responder to the Eric Rudolph abortion clinic bombing as well as the Pentagon airplane attack on 09/11/2001.

SSA Bringuel is considered a subject matter expert regarding the community oriented policing, intelligence-led policing, violent radicalization processes, and conflict and crisis management. From 2005 to 2012 SSA Bringuel was the principle FBI instructor at the National Academy for countering terrorism and violent radicalization. He taught 3 graduate level courses and was an adjunct at the University of Virginia as well as Catholic University. He has instructed at the National Fire Academy. He instructs around the world for the DoS at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) on terrorism, functions of policing, intelligence analysis, conflict and crisis management, and understanding criminal enterprises. SSA Bringuel has a long working history with the U.S military participating in red cell exercises, collaborative writing, and training from the Pentagon to Ft. Bragg, Quantico, Camp LeJeune, and Camp Pendleton.

SSA Bringuel has published articles and books on the topics of terrorism and policing. He has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson award for research by the University of Virginia. He was the program manager for the Terrorism Research and Analysis Program (TRAP) and Behavioral Informatics and Technology Studies (BITS) program. He is currently field testing two structured professional judgment (SPJ) tools, the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA) and the Group Analysis Protocol (GAP). The first is intended to improve the threat assessment process and the second to improve confidential human source (CHS) targeting, development, and recruitment.

SSA Bringuel has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Virginia.

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  • Dorin Muresan

    Dorin Muresan is currently head of security and regime at dej prison hospital in romania and former Deputy Diector General of the Romanian Prison Service .He was the promoter and coordinator of the ‘e-learning project’ for romanian prison staff and he coordinate the development of telemedicine project’ in romanian prison service.

    He provide consultancy to post conflict prison services (Libya, Iraq).He act as rule of law expert in the project ‘Enhancing human rights’ based reforms in the Libyan detention system of the European Comission (EIDHR /2012/295-382) working between 2012-2013 for 6 months in Benghazy –Libia.

    He is a Board Member of International Correction and Prison Association (ICPA) and co-chair of the Staff Training and Development Committee within this organization. He is also Board Member of Romanian Centre for Prison Studies and of the OSCE expert group on radicalization and in this capacity contribute to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Guidebook „Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism: a Community Policing Approach.

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  • Dr. Ruplai Jeswal

    Dr. Rupali Jeswal is a visiting lecturer at Romania’s Vest University of Timisoara (UVT)1 and one of the founding members of their Romania Center for Penitentiary Studies (CRSP)2 She has worked with agencies under Ministry of Justice & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN organizations in Europe & in Asia. She is frequently called by these Government sectors in various roles from being an adviser to conducting workshops to giving awareness briefings, preparing situational reports to training their officers and agents. Her close-cooperation associates are CENTRIC (The Centre of Excellence for Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime, U.K) & UNAFEI (United Nations Far East Institute, Japan) and UVT.

    She is a clinical & operational psychologist with subject matter expertise in counterterrorism & unconventional warfare. Her other formal training & professional certificates are in: CT Strategies for National Security, Countering Suicide Terrorism, Proactive Combat Tactics for Security Operations and Compound Security Tactics, Peace Operations Specialized Trainings.

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  • Jeffrey F. Addicott

    Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army’s Special Forces. As an internationally recognized authority on national security law Professor Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 600), but he also testifies before Congress on a variety of legal issues. He is also a frequent contributor to national and international news media outlets to include FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, etc. (over 3,000). Professor Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 40 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. Addicott’s most recent book (2013) is entitled: Terrorism Law: Cases, Materials, Comments, 7th edition.

    Among his many contributions to the field, Professor Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights courses to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America. For these efforts he was awarded the Legion of Merit, named the “Army Judge Advocate of the Year,” and honored as a co-recipient of the American Bar Association’s Hodson Award. Addicott has served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama, and throughout the United States. Professor Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School, where he was the Deputy Director of the International & Operational Law Division, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law. Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school to include National Security Law and Terrorism Law, Dr. Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary's University School of Law (2006-2007). Dr. Addicott was the 2007 recipient of “St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award.”

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  • H. Allen Beard, Jr.

    H. Allen Beard, Jr. began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1991, and has served at seven federal prisons throughout the United States. His previous duties included stints as a correctional officer, lieutenant, special investigative lieutenant, emergency preparedness officer, and captain. He is currently the Administrator for Counter Terrorism Branch at the Federal Bureau of Prisons Headquarters in Washington, DC. Mr. Beard served as a Deputized United States Marshal with the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command during the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is a United States Air Force veteran and served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Mr. Beard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Western Illinois University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University.

    Nadav Morag, PhD

    Dr. Nadav Morag is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Security Studies at Sam Houston State University. He also serves on the faculty of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he teaches senior homeland security officials.

    He previously served as a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Prior to that, Dr. Morag served as Senior Director for Domestic Policy and subsequently as Senior Director for Foreign Policy, at Israel’s National Security Council, Prime Minister’s Office.

    At the Israeli NSC, Nadav worked with a team of ten other senior officials from the Israeli Military, Domestic Security Service, Mossad, Foreign Ministry and Police developing policy recommendations for then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on matters of national security including counterterrorism policy, bilateral security relations with a number of regional countries and Europe and the development of a national security policy for the Israeli national police.

    He is the author of International Homeland Security: Global Lessons (Wiley and Sons, 2011) and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on terrorism, strategy and the Middle East.

    Nadav holds BA and MA degrees from UCLA and a PhD from Tel Aviv University, where he served on the faculty for nine years. He is also the 2009 recipient of the LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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  • Pedro das Neves

    Pedro das Neves is currently the CEO of IPS_Innovative Prison Systems. IPS is the specialized brand name for QUALIFY JUST IT Solutions and Consulting, a company specialized on justice and correctional Services and board member of the BSAFE LAB Law Enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Lab of Beira Interior University. He is a senior partner at GLOBAL CHANGE Fluxphera Management Consulting; vice-president of APROXIMAR (NGO) chairing also the board of directors of the non-profit EaSI the European association for Social Innovation. Pedro is non-executive member of the board of Knowledge Systems Romania, SRL.

    Jointly with João Correia, he was a co-founder and managing partner of GLOBAL CHANGE International Consultants, SA (1998-2008) a company that merged with I.Zone Knowledge Systems. From 2010 to March 2013, Pedro was EVP for International Operations at I.Zone Group. Pedro's responsibility was towards business development in International markets, including the operation in Romania.

    Given the justice sector specificity, in 2013 QUALIFY JUST was created as a spin-off company under the brand IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, a corrections and probation specialized company - taking advantage of an experienced team working in the criminal justice sector since 2002. IPS became an independent company by mid 2013.

    Pedro holds a Sociology degree, and a MA from the College of Europe in Bruges. He's engaged in research as PhD candidate at the Public Policies Programme of ISCTE-IUL. Professional experience includes PRITCHETT, LLC, GLOBAL CHANGE International Consultants (founder), DELOITTE & TOUCHE Management Systems, EGOR Management, ISOB – Institut fur Sozialwissenschaftlich Beratung, Portuguese Labour Ministry. Pedro is accredited for Leadership Development (Management Research Group and Center for Creative Leadership), Change Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, BPR (Pritchett, Dallas), Business Process Modelling (Proforma Corporation, Detroit and QPR, Helsinki). He is also an accredited consultant for Balanced Scorecard Implementation by QPR, Finland and CORVU, UK.

    Pedro has been working on public administration reform, regional development and SME development for more than 15 years, and on Criminal Justice Innovation Systems (since 2002) in different European countries. He has been coordinating major implementations in Portugal, Romania, Argentina and Guatemala (Politica Nacional Penitenciaria 2014-2024) also supporting specific projects in other EU countries. Pedro has been involved in the design and implementation of innovative pilot projects lately awarded and recognized as best practices. He had the opportunity to visit and learn about the operation of 33 prison systems in 30 European countries and visited more than 300 prisons and juvenile education and detention centres. Pedro has extensive experience as policy and programme advisor (EU policy, including prison systems modernization, prison work, re-settlement and ICT, international cooperation) for several prison administrations. On behalf of IPS he has been invited as guest observer to European Commission and Council of Europe meetings and as a speaker in several international events organized by the Council of Europe, ICPA, EIPA, the European Commission and governments from different Member States. Pedro is an ICPA member.

    Currently advises the secretary of State of Justice in Portugal on penitentiary policy. He has been involved in the design, project finance and implementation of several EU and national co-funded innovation projects, published several articles in specific academic journals and magazines and presented in several international conferences. Pedro was the President of JCI Portugal in 2009 (national organization of Junior Chamber International). From 2004 to 2006, Pedro headed the Executive Committee of ANJE – National Association of Entrepreneurs in the Lisbon region.

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  • FBI SSA Steve Carter

    Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Steve Carter has over 12 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has worked numerous violations to include narcotics, complex white-collar crime, fugitives, international and domestic public corruption, child pornography, sovereigns and terrorism. SSA Carter is now the task force coordinator of the Correctional Intelligence Task Force (CITF), which includes over 50 personnel comprised of numerous local, county, state and federal partners across the country.

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  • CDCR SSA Dave Fernandez

    Senior Special Agent (SSA) Dave Fernandez has over 22 years with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and has worked a variety of positions including Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Parole Agent I and II, Special Agent and now is the CDCR SSA with the Correctional Intelligence Task Force (CITF). SSA Fernandez, as a deputized Task Force Officer (TFO) has participated in numerous investigations, to include RICO, into activities involving inmates, parolees and their affiliates within the community on both the USMS Fugitive Task Force and the FBIs Operation Safe Streets Task Force. SSA Fernandez supervises over 18 personnel in the Criminal Intelligence Analysis Unit (CIAU), Digital Forensics Team (DFT), CDCR Terrorism Liaison Program, CDCR Financial Investigations, Asset Forfeiture Program and provides criminal/Security Threat Group (STG) intelligence analysis support to CDCR and other law enforcement investigations.

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  • SSA Hesham A. Egamiel

    Mr. Elgamiel entered on Duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI on March 3, 2003. Prior to the FBI, SA Elgmiel was a member of the US Air Force Security Forces assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, California. From 2003 through 2009, SA Elgamiel was assigned to the Los Angeles Division, where he worked Counterterrorism and Intelligence Matters, with specialization in international terrorism.

    Throughout his time in Los Angeles, SA Elgamiel served on several temporary international assignments. In 2003, SA Elgamiel deployed to Baghdad in support of several high profile terrorism investigations and was member of the FBI team in country during the capture of former Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein. In 2004 SA Elgamiel served as the FBI liaison to the Embassy Task Force during the Athens Summer Olympics where he was responsible for coordinating all emerging terrorism threats related to the event. In 2006 and in 2007, SA Elgamiel served as Acting FBI Attaché in Amman, Jordan, during which time he was presented a Meritorious Service Award by the U.S. Ambassador for his meticulous handling of a high profile public corruption investigation involving U.S. government officials with nexus to the country of Jordan. In November 2008, SA Elgamiel received the U.S. Attorney’s award for his role in the investigation and subsequent prosecution of an agent of the former Iraqi regime in the Los Angeles area. In September 2009, SA Elgamiel was awarded the FBI Intelligence Officer Certification in recognition of his contributions to the Intelligence Community.

    In February 2010, SA Elgamiel was promoted as Assistant FBI Attaché, in Cairo, Egypt. During his assignment, SSA Elgamiel successfully maintained the continuity of operations during the civil and political instability engulfing Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolution, while at the same time providing critical support to FBI investigations with nexus to Egypt. This included extensive debriefings of convicted terrorist subjects associated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

    As a result of his achievements in Cairo, SSA Elgamiel was subsequently asked to open the FBI’s newest office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SSA Elgamiel served as the FBI’s sole Attaché in Dubai from 2013 to 2016 where he handled matters pertaining to Money Laundering, Counter-terrorism, Counter-proliferation, and Training Assistance.

    In June 2016, SSA Elgamiel was selected to serve as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Houston Office, Counterterrorism Branch, where is predominately responsible for mitigating Homegrown Violent Extremist threats as well as international terrorism threats emanating from the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula.