Jared Cohen
Founder and Director
Google Ideas
New York, NY

Biography: Jared Cohen is the founder and director of Google Ideas, an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the co-author with Eric Schmidt of the New York Times bestseller The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business (Knopf, 2013). He previously 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.

In 2013 he was named as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. He currently serves as a member of the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Director’s Advisory Board. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He speaks Swahili.