Rachel Ehrenfeld

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Member ofBenador Associates, Committee on the Present Danger/Members, International Free Press Society, United States Committee for a Free Lebanon

Rachel Ehrenfeld is an American political commentator and is the author of several books including Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It. She is the Director of the American Center for Democracy.


From her ACD biography: [1]

Dr. Ehrenfeld is the Director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy and the Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law. She is the author of FUNDING EVIL: HOW TERRORISM IS FINANCED - and HOW to STOP IT (Bonus Books, 2003, 2005); EVIL MONEY (HarperCollins, 1992, SPI, 1994) and NARCOTERRORISM (Basic Books, 1990, 1992). Dr. Ehrenfeld is an authority on the shadowy movement of funds through international banking and governments to fund "terrorism". She has a unique understanding of the challenges of international "terrorism" to democracy and freedom, and how money laundering and political corruption facilitates terror financing and economic "terrorism".
An American citizen fluent in several languages, Ehrenfeld has testified before Congressional Committees, as well as the European Parliament, and provided evidence to the British Parliament, and consulted government agencies such as the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Committee on the Present Danger [2] along with former Secretary of State George Schulz and former CIA Director James Woolsey.
She has been a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies, a research scholar at the New York University School of Law, and a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Jesus College at Cambridge University. She has a PhD in Criminology from the Hebrew University School of Law.
Her articles have appeared in numerous publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Wall Street Journal and she is a frequent guest on The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN, NBC, CNBC, FoxNews, and other TV programmes.


She has worked on the Advisory Board of the Endowment for Middle East Truth.

Recent Publications




  1. 'Our Team: Director', web.archive.org/The American Center for Democracy website, accessed 7 April, 2009.
  2. web.archive.org/Committee on the Present Danger website, accessed 7 April, 2009.
  3. 'Rachel Ehrenfeld', web.archive.org/Benador Associates website, accessed 7 April, 2009.