Thomas Renard is a researcher working on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). He is a Master candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. His research focus is on terrorism and European Security. Mr. Renard is also a correspondent in Washington for Le Soir, the mainstream newspaper in Belgium. Mr. Renard received his Bachelors degree in International Relations, and his Mater in Journalism from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. His Bachelor's thesis was about the public diplomacy under the Bush administration, while his Master’s thesis concerned the treatment of the war in Iraq by the medias.

Mr. Renard had also the chance to participate in an exchange program with the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain in 2004. During that period, he made research on Spanish Foreign policy and Euromediterranean security. He also learned Spanish as his fourth language. The three other being French (mother tongue), Dutch and English.