Jared Cohen is Director of Google Ideas and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously he served as a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff where he focused on the Middle East, counterterrorism and the development of '21st-century statecraft'. He serves on the Director's Advisory Board at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He has a BA from Stanford University and an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is fluent in Swahili.