Carie Lemack

Director of the Homeland Security Project

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Carie Lemack is the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security Project. She brings more than a decade of experience in homeland security, counterterrorism policy, advocacy and public outreach. Previously, Lemack co-founded Global Survivors Network, a global organization for victims of terror to speak out against terrorism and radicalization. She coordinated and inspired events globally and produced an Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Killing in the Name.

Lemack has testified before both houses of Congress and been interviewed repeatedly on national and international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, NPR, Fox News, al Jazeera, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She authored opinion pieces that ran in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe and The Guardian, among others.

Lemack co-founded and led the non-profit, non-partisan organization Families of September 11 after her mother, Judy Larocque, was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 that terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center.

Lemack received a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in June 2006 after receiving an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2004. She graduated from Stanford University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in symbolic systems. She is a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Homeland Security Advisory Council and a lifelong member of Red Sox nation.