Joseph M. Humire is a global security expert, focusing on the nexus between security, defense and economic freedom. Humire’s research and investigations on the crime-terror nexus, radical Islam and Iran’s influence in Latin America has been sought after by various entities within the U.S. government as well as think tanks and private sector clients throughout the hemisphere. Currently the Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS), Humire is developing a global network of security and defense specialists that are focused on the intersection of security, intelligence, defense and economic development. Prior to his, Humire spent seven years with the United States Marine Corps, deployed to many hot spots around the world, including Iraq and Liberia, and partook in the first multinational military exercise in Latin America—Unitas 45-04. He is also a graduate from George Mason University with a degree in Economics and Global Affairs. Humire co-edited the first English book on “Iran’s strategic penetration of Latin America,” scheduled to be released in the fall of 2013 by Lexington Books.