Jared Cohen (born November 24, 1981) is the Director of Google Ideas and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later Hillary Clinton. Initially brought in by Condoleezza Rice as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, he was one of the few staffers that stayed under Hillary Clinton. In this capacity, he focused on counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, Middle East/South Asia, Internet freedom, and fostering opposition in repressive countries. According to The New York Times Magazine, Cohen was one of the participating architects of what was labeled in 2010 as "21st century statecraft" along with Richard Boly and several foreign service officers in the Department of State's Office of eDiplomacy In 2013, Cohen was named by Time Magazine as one of its 100 most influential people.
Cohen was born in Weston, Connecticut. Cohen received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 2004, majoring in history and political science and minoring in African studies. He subsequently earned a master's degree in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
- 1981-11-24) November 24, 1981 (age 32)
- Alma mater
- Stanford University, Oxford University
- Google Ideas,, Council on Foreign Relations