Mike Pannek is a Senior Fellow at the Global Center, where he contributes to the implementation of programs on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. From 2004 to 2015, he was a senior corrections adviser with the U.S. Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program. In this capacity, he directed correctional development projects with a focus on preventing and countering violent extremism in prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Kosovo. Previously, he was a prison warden in Washington state and a career military officer. He graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in 1982.