Visiting Senior Fellow
Jessica Davis is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Soufan Center, focusing on countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) and sanctions. She also serves as President and Principal Consultant with Insight Threat Intelligence, and President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies. She 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. Jessica’s last role in government was as senior strategic analyst at CSIS. She now works to bring evidence-based solutions to the private and public sectors to counter illicit financing and terrorism. Jessica is also a PhD candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University where she holds a SSHRC Bombardier scholarship for her work studying counter-terrorist financing. She has published extensively in the Globe and Mail, Just Security, Lawfare, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Policy Options, and ICCT. She is most recently the author of Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberations Wars to Global Terrorism and the Islamic State (2017), and Illicit Money: Financing Terrorism in the 21st Century (2021).