Timothy Ballard earned his MA in international politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He worked as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security. He is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, which rescues children from child-trafficking organizations throughout the world. The best-selling author of The Lincoln Hypothesis, he recently received the distinguished George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Tim is married and the father of six children.