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Dina Temple-Raston
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Dina Temple-Raston

Long-time NPR Correspondent, Host and Executive Producer of the “What Were You Thinking” Podcast
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For more than a decade, Dina Temple-Raston has been NPR's go-to correspondent for issues related to national security and counter-terrorism.

Now she has expanded her repertoire as executive producer and host of the popular “What Were You Thinking: Understanding the Adolescent Brain” podcast from Audible. Called “the podcast every parent needs to hear” by the Washington Post and “clever and engaging” by the Guardian newspaper, the new podcast looks to the latest brain science to help explain life-changing adolescent decisions from joining a terrorist group to black-hat hacking to suicide contagion. 

She is the award-winning author of "A Death in Texas,” an exploration of racism in America. It was chosen as one of the Washington Post's Best Books of 2002. Her book "Justice on the Grass," a history of the Rwandan genocide, was a "Foreign Affairs'" magazine best-seller. She has also published two books on civil liberties and national security, "In Defense of Our America" and "The Jihad Next Door.” She is now working on a forthcoming book about the adolescent decision-making process and how brain science can help us teach young people how to make better choices.

With well-researched, thoughtful and engaging presentations, Temple-Raston is a highly sought-after media speaker and she will enlighten your audience not just on national security issues she’s been following for decades, but now she is also speaking about the latest neuroscience aimed at unlocking the mysteries of adolescence.

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