Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gibraltar Security Consultants, LLC. Before that, he was employed by the FBI as a Special Agent for 21 years. He was mainly specialized in the counter-terrorism field throughout his career and was a FBI certified crisis negotiator and undercover agent, as well as a certified interrogator of high value detainees. Abdel-Hafiz interrogated and obtained confessions in major terrorism cases, including Jamal Badawi, the mastermind of the USS Cole attack in Yemen and Mukhtar Albakry, a member of the Lackawanna Six sleeper cell.
Lowell Bergman, Director of the Investigative Reporting Program, is also a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline, and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Richard Esposito is the Senior Executive Producer of the NBC News Investigative Unit, NBC News, and supervises investigative correspondents, producers, and reporters across all broadcasts and platforms of the NBCUniversal News Group.
Corey Johnson is a staff writer at The Marshall Project. Johnson’s previous work at The Center for Investigative Reporting triggered investigations and spurred California’s first law against coerced prison sterilizations. His reporting on deficient school earthquake safety also won national journalism honors and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Jamie Kalven is a writer and executive director of the Invisible Institute. He is the author of “Working With Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence.” He has reported extensively on police abuse in Chicago and was the plaintiff in Kalven v. Chicago, in which the Illinois appellate court ruled that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information. His reporting first brought the police shooting of Laquan McDonald to public attention.
David Klinger is professor of criminology & criminal justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to his career in higher education, Klinger worked as a patrol officer for the Los Angeles and Redmond (WA) Police Departments. In 1997, he was the recipient of the American Society of Criminology’s inaugural Ruth Cavan Young Scholar Award for outstanding early career contributions to the discipline of criminology. His research interests include a broad array of issues in the field of crime and justice, with an emphasis on the organization and actions of the modern police. He has published scholarly manuscripts that address arrest practices, the use of force, how features of communities affect the actions of patrol officers, and terrorism. He has conducted three federally-funded research projects dealing with the use of force by police officers; two on officer-involved shootings and one on police special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams. His book “Into the Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force” was published by Jossey-Bass in 2004.
Jill Leovy is the author of the nonfiction trade book “Ghettoside” (2015, Spiegel & Grau), which drew in part from her observations as a reporter on the crime beat for the Los Angeles Times. She remains a staff writer for the Times, where she has worked since 1993. She created the Times‘s “Homicide Report” in 2007. She lives in Los Angeles.
Sweta Vohra is a producer for Al Jazeera America’s current affairs program Fault Lines. She’s won several awards for her recent coverage of Ferguson including an Emmy nomination. She’s covered criminal justice for several years for Fault Lines as well as science and technology stories. Prior to joining Fault Lines, she produced a film on rising Hindu nationalism in India. Vohra has a master’s degree in journalism from the UC Berkeley and a B.A. in film from the University of Texas, Austin.