201 Science Dr
Durham, NC 27708
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
- Jared Cohen, Google
- American Grand Strategy (AGS), Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS)
- Sanford Fleishman Commons – Map
“Cyberpowers in the New World Disorder”
A Conversation with Jared Cohen
Tuesday, March 21 @ 4:00-5:15pm
Penn PavilionPlease join AGS, the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Political Science Department for a public event featuring Jared Cohen, titled “Cyberpowers in the New World Disorder”.
Jared Cohen is the Founder and President of Jigsaw, a technology incubator at Alphabet Inc. previously known as Google Ideas. He also serves as an Advisor to Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Cohen is a member of the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Director’s Advisory Board and on the board of the Tribeca Film Institute. From 2006 to 2010 he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Cohen has a long-standing interest in international security issues, including counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, and politics of the Middle East. He has traveled to more than 100 countries, including Iran and North Korea, and has conducted interviews with members of various extremist groups including Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Al-Shabab, Asbat al-Ansar, Somali pirates, and more recently, failed ISIS recruits. Cohen received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Cohen speaks fluent Swahili and has also studied Arabic, Farsi, and Maa.
This event will take place at the Penn Pavilion, located between the new Student Health center on Towerview Drive and the Bryan Center. This event is free and open to the public. Parking can be found for a fee at the Bryan Center parking garage.