Jared Cohen, Council on Foreign Relations

Adjunct Senior Fellow Director, Google Ideas Palo Alto, California jacohen@cfr.org

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Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas, an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and a non-fiction author. Previously he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff (the youngest member in history) and as a close adviser to both Condoleezza...

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Bio/Research

Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas, an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and a non-fiction author. Previously he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff (the youngest member in history) and as a close adviser to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Cohen has conducted research in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and throughout Africa. As part of his research, he has interviewed members of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and the Taliban. He is the author of Children of Jihad, One Hundred Days of Silence, and is currently coauthoring a book about technology and international relations with Eric Schmidt, to be published by Knopf in 2013. He is also coauthor with Eric Schmidt of The Digital Disruption: Connectivity and the Diffusion of Power, which appeared in Foreign Affairs just a few months before the Arab Spring. Among his additional publications are Diverting the Radicalization Track (Policy Review), Iran's De Facto Opposition: Youth in Post-revolutionary Iran (SAIS Review), and Passive Revolution: Is Political Resistance Dead or Alive in Iran (Hoover Digest).

He currently serves as a member of the National Counterterrorism Center's (NCTC) director's advisory board. He received his BA from Stanford University and his MPhil in international relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.


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