16 Facts About Jared Cohen


Jared Cohen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Jared Cohen was born to a Jewish family in Weston, Connecticut.

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Jared Cohen received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 2004.

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Jared Cohen majored in history and political science and minored in African studies.

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Jared Cohen subsequently earned a master's degree in international relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Jared Cohen was an intern at the U S State Department.

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Jared Cohen's service began after his internship under former U S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during the Bush Administration.

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Jared Cohen was one of the few members of Policy Planning kept on by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Jared Cohen played a role in helping shape counter-radicalization strategies and advised on US policy towards Iran and the Middle East.

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Jared Cohen contacted Twitter, requesting that the company not perform planned maintenance that would have temporarily shut down service in Iran, because the protestors were using Twitter to maintain contact with the outside world.

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Jared Cohen took several trips with Holbrooke to Afghanistan, where he helped develop some of the early strategic communications strategies.

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Jared Cohen left the State Department's Policy Planning staff on 2 September 2010.

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On 7 September 2010, Jared Cohen became an adjunct senior fellow at The Council on Foreign Relations focusing on counter-radicalization.

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Jared Cohen was hired as the first director of Google Ideas, a new branch within Google, in mid-October 2010.

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Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America was written by Jared Cohen in 2019 and is a New York Times Bestseller.

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Jared Cohen has been involved in the Tribeca Film Festival, serving as a juror in multiple categories over a number of years.

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