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Michael German is a fellow with the Liberty and National Security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. He served sixteen years as an FBI Special Agent and then seven as a civil rights lobbyist with the ACLU. He has taught courses on terrorism and civil liberties at the FBI National Academy, the National Defense University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is the author of the newly released, “Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy.” His first book, “Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent,” was published in 2007. He received a B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1985, and a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School in 1988.

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