Joseph Shelzi, Research Associate - The Soufan Center

Research Associate

Joseph Shelzi


Joseph Shelzi is the Research Associate at The Soufan Center. He supports TSC’s projects by providing research and analysis on issues related to counterterrorism, conflict analysis, and geopolitics.

Prior to joining The Soufan Center, Joseph served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He has worked and led teams at the tactical and strategic levels, analyzing both conventional and asymmetric threats to U.S. Army assets and operations. Joseph deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he worked closely with Iraqi security forces as an intelligence advisor. Most recently, he served as the company commander of an intelligence collection company headquartered in Japan.

Joseph is currently a Master of International Affairs candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he is studying International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution. Joseph is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Human Geography.