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Mr Eric Rosand


Director, The Prevention Project: Organizing against Violent Extremism

Eric Rosand is the Director of the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism and a Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. From January 2010 to March 2016 he was a senior official in the U.S. Department of State working on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism (CVE). He served as CVE Counsellor to the Undersecretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, during which time he was the Department’s policy coordinator for the White House CVE Summit and follow-on process. Previously, he was a Senior Advisor to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, where he helped spearhead efforts to develop and launch the Global Counterterrorism Forum and other multilateral CT and CVE platforms, including Hedayah, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, and the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF).

From 2006 to 2010, he co-directed the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (now the Global Center on Cooperative Security) and served as a Non Resident Fellow at NYU’s Center for International Cooperation. Prior to that he served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor and the United States Mission to the United Nations. 

He is the author of a number of reports and articles on international CT and CVE cooperation and co-author (Alistair Millar) of Allied Against Terrorism: What’s Needed to Strengthen Worldwide Commitment (Century; 2006). He holds a B.A. (History) from Haverford College, a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and an LL.M. (Hons.) in international law from Cambridge University.