November 12, 2018

The Ritz Carlton
Arlington, VA

mirahmadiHedieh Mirahmadi, JD
President and Founder
WORDE (World Organization for Resource and Development and Education)



Hedieh Mirahmadi, JD, President and Founder of WORDE (World Organization for Resource and Development and Education), former Senior Advisor at FBI Headquarters. 

For over twenty years, Ms. Mirahmadi has worked in the field of counter terrorism, serving in a variety of positions including as a senior advisor to the US government, the President of a thriving non-profit, and a visiting scholar to some of Washington DC's most prominent think tanks. As President of WORDE, she co-founded the first evidence-based counter-radicalization program in the US that is nationally recognized as a best practice in community policing and terrorism prevention. That success led to her most recent role as Senior Advisor to the FBI where she advanced similar programs in cities across the US.

Ms Mirahmadi co-authored the manual “CVE Evaluations: An Introduction and Tips for Practitioners”, commission by the US Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and “Developing a Community Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism- An Instructor’s Manual”, a peer-reviewed publication based on the independent evaluation of the program, funded by the National Institute of Justice.

She has also published several academic articles including “Building Resilience against Violent Extremism: A Community Based Approach”, which was published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, November 2016 and “Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants” published by the Behavioral Policy and Science Association, December 2015.

She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law Center.