Mr Mark Fallon
Security and Intelligence Expert

Mark is an author, international security consultant and career national security professional. He spent more than 30 years as a federal agent, counterintelligence officer and counterterrorism specialist.

Positions included serving as the NCIS Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and appointment to the Security Senior Executive within the Department of Homeland Security. Mark has been involved in some of the most significant counterterrorism operations in U.S. history, including the investigation of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (“the Blind Sheik”), the terrorist attack on the USS Cole and after the attacks of 9/11, he was appointed as the Deputy Commander of a task force created specifically to investigate the al-Qaida terrorist network for trials before military commissions.

Mark is the Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police IMPACT Section, former Chair of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group Research Committee, and is on the Advisory Council of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mark is the author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and U.S. Government Conspired to Torture and is a contributor/editor of Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality, which will be published in December 2019.   

Mark’s talk will discuss the weaponization of psychologists cost and consequence of torture since the atrocities of 9/11.