Clare M. Lopez - Biography
Clare M. Lopez is the Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC, with a mission to educate Americans to the national security threat from the Islamic Movement/Muslim Brotherhood and its collaborators among the ranks of Marxists/communists in this country. She is also a former career operations officer with the CIA, and a Senior Analyst for Ravenna Associates, a strategic corporate communications firm. From 2014-2020, Lopez served as Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy. She has been a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Mackenzie Institute. In 2016, she was named to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign national security advisory team. Lopez provides her expertise as an instructor on Iran, Hizballah, and the Red-Green Axis for Understanding the Threat, a nationwide training program for federal, state, and local agencies, and the private sector on the Global Islamic Movement and jihadi networks.
From 2013-2016, Lopez served as a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi and continues among the members of its successor organization, the Citizens’ Commission on National Security. Formerly Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the CIA.