Laila Bokhari, member of the board, has a background as a researcher, diplomat and politician. She has researched terrorism and radicalization at the Norwegian Defense Research Institute and at the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Policy, with a special focus on the Middle East, Europe, South and Central Asia. She is an author and lecturer, and was a member of the July 22 Commission. Bokhari is a former Norwegian undersecretary, and has worked with the United Nations, with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and with NATO. Her educational background is from, among other institutions, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.