Gretchen Peters is the Executive Director of the The Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Defense Department and U.S. law enforcement on transnational organized crime and co-chaired an OECD Task Force on fighting wildlife crime. Her expertise is in researching and mapping transnational organized crime networks, working with U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command among others. Gretchen authored the groundbreaking book, Seeds of Terror, about the Taliban’s role in the Afghan heroin trade. She has also written various chapters in leading academic books about the intersection of crime and conflict. Gretchen appeared on the Daily Show to discuss the Taliban and the heroin trade. She has delivered presentations and training programs about Afghanistan to the various government entities including: the Pentagon, the State Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, Special Operations Command, for the Navy Seals and thousands of other NATO servicemen and women deploying to Afghanistan.