Hamza Safouane is a researcher working on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). A Native of Casablanca, Morocco, Hamza pursued all his higher education in France and the United States. He first graduated from a French business school Audencia-Nantes School of Management. Then he completed a one-year internship in cost accounting at Valeo (automotive equipment) in Ohio. Currently he is doing a Masterís degree at the University of Cincinnati in Political Science where he mainly focuses on nuclear deterrence strategies in preparation for a PhD in International Affairs. He speaks four languages fluently: Arabic, French, English and Spanish.