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Jared Cohen
Jared Cohen is the founder and Director of Google Ideas and an advisor to the Executive Chairman at Google, Inc. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a bestselling author. Previously he 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.

Jared has conducted research in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, throughout Africa, and has traveled to 91 countries. As part of his research, he has interviewed members of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and Somali pirates. In January 2013, he was one of three members of the first high-level American delegation to North Korea following the ascension to power of Kim Jong Un.

Jared is the author of four books, the most recent of which is the New York Times Bestseller (in both hardcover and paperback) The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Business, and our Lives, which he co-authored with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. His other books include Children of Jihad, One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide, and the forthcoming The Accidental Presidents. He is also coauthor with Eric Schmidt of The Digital Disruption: Connectivity and the Diffusion of Power, which appeared in Foreign Affairs just a few months before the Arab Spring. Among his additional publications are The Future of Internet Freedom (New York Times), The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution (Wall Street Journal), Harnessing the Power of Technology to Fight Drug Cartels in Mexico (Washington Post), Diverting the Radicalization Track (Policy Review), Iran’s De Facto Opposition: Youth in Post-revolutionary Iran (SAIS Review), and Passive Revolution: Is Political Resistance Dead or Alive in Iran (Hoover Digest).

In 2013 he was named as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. Vanity Fair named Jared as a member of the “Next Establishment,” The Washington Post and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government named him one of six “Top American Leaders,” and Foreign Policy listed him as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” He is also one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.

He currently serves as a member of the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Director’s Advisory Board. He serves on the board of advisors for several companies, including ASAPP, Rivet Ventures, SineWave, and QSI. Jared also serves on the Board of Director’s of the Tribeca Film Institute and is a member of the Berggruen Institute on Governance’s 21st century Council. He received his BA from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He speaks Swahili and has studied Spanish, Arabic and Farsi.

Entries by Jared Cohen

Die Revolution der Data Science

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Die Huffington Post ging 2005 an den Markt. Wäre das aber 10 Jahre zuvor passiert, hätte sie ein ganz anderes Publikum erreicht. 2005 war der durchschnittliche Leser digital versiert - er hat viel Zeit online verbracht und hauptsächlich über E-Mail und Mobiltelefone kommuniziert, und sich täglich mit den...

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La revolución del análisis de datos

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 9:53 AM

The Huffington Post se lanzó en 2005, pero si lo hubiera hecho 10 años antes, se habría encontrado una audiencia muy diferente. En 2005, el lector estándar tenía conocimientos tecnológicos --pasaba bastante tiempo online, se comunicaba principalmente por email o móvil y se conectaba todos los días a redes y...

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La science des données fait sa révolution

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 8:50 AM

Ce billet fait partie d'une série de blogues célébrant les 10 ans du HuffPost, série pour laquelle nous avons invité des experts à réfléchir sur la prochaine décennie dans leurs domaines respectifs. Pour découvrir leurs blogues, visitez notre section Le monde en 2025.

Le Huffington Post,...

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데이터 과학 혁명

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 6:05 PM

허핑턴포스트는 2005년에 출범했다. 그런데 만약 그보다 10년 전에 시작했더라면 전혀 다른 독자를 접했을 것이다. 2005년 즈음엔 평균적인 독자들이 이미 디지털 환경에 적응해서 온라인 활동이 활발했는데, 이메일이나 모바일 전화로 주로 소통했고 거의 매일 소셜미디어를 이용했다. 시리(Siri, 애플의 음성인식 서비스), 구글 나우(Google Now, 구글이 개발한 개인 비서), 웨이즈(Waze, 크라우드 소스 내비게이션 앱)...

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La rivoluzione nella scienza dei dati

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 9:21 AM

L'Huffington Post è stato varato nel 2005, ma se fosse successo dieci anni prima, il pubblico che avrebbe incontrato sarebbe stato molto diverso. Nel 2005 il lettore medio era ormai digitalmente alfabetizzato -- trascorreva molto tempo in rete, comunicando principalmente grazie alle email e ai telefoni cellulari, ed era quotidianamente...

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The Data Science Revolution

(28) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 6:04 PM

The Huffington Post launched in 2005, but had it done so 10 years prior, it would have met a very different audience. By 2005, the average reader was digitally savvy -- spending lots of time online, communicating mainly through email and mobile phones, and engaging daily with social media. Yet...

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The Next 5 Billion: What Do You Think?

(49) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 9:00 AM

In the coming decades, five billion people -- the majority of humanity -- will come online for the first time, mostly in parts of the world ridden with conflict, instability and repression.

We've spent much of the last year traveling to those parts of the world to witness the new...

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Resetting U.S.-Russia Relations with a Mix of Tech and Diplomacy

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 3:05 PM

The idea of a U.S. government led delegation of high-technology CEOs to Russia may seem strange, particularly when the mission was to forge partnerships on education, health, anti-trafficking, anti-corruption, and e-governance. However, I would argue that in an era where we are looking to practice 21st century statecraft, the "strange"...

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Is "Social Media" Really Changing the World?

(7) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 1:45 PM

I dislike the phrase "social media."

"Social media" is merely a way to describe new tools in an old and narrow paradigm where we measure success by how many people are reached. This lends itself nicely to competitive obsessions over who has more Facebook fans, whose...

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History's Most Accessible Inauguration Provides A Spotlight On Change

(12) Comments | Posted January 21, 2009 | 4:27 PM

In early August, I stepped off a small propeller plane onto a tiny runway in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Given Zanzibar's reputation as a rather touristy island, I expected to be greeted by vendors offering me various knickknacks and tour operators trying to sell me on a particular trip package. I didn't...

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why So Global?

(179) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 4:22 PM

What is it about the Arab-Israeli conflict that makes it evoke emotion on such a global scale across such a diverse set of populations? I don't dispute that for Muslims, Jews and concerned citizens of the world, the Arab-Israeli conflict genuinely induces powerful reactions. But I often wonder about the...

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Israel and Gaza: Over-Democratizing the Debate

(49) Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | 12:25 PM

An Oxford professor once commented to me, "there are two Arab-Israeli conflicts, one between the Israelis and the Arabs, and the other between the scholars." Since then, I have heard this same point made on a number of occasions. As I watch the current conflict unfold between Israel and Hamas,...

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Responding to Mumbai: A Population Speaks Out

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2008 | 2:06 PM

Over one month has passed since terrorist attacks in Mumbai claimed the lives of several hundred people. International media outlets have speculated about Indian intelligence failure, how the Indian government would act in response, and whether the coming months would see escalated tensions or conflict between India and Pakistan. The...

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Rebutting the Skeptics: Digital Media Is America's Ally

(4) Comments | Posted December 24, 2008 | 12:14 PM

Over the past year we have seen digital media empower populations around the world in unprecedented ways, but there are skeptics who don't buy into this trend as a force for social good. They view the digital space as a strange environment where bad things happen to good people and...

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Digital Age Has Ushered in an Opportunity for Unprecedented Global Collaboration

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2008 | 8:37 AM

Barack Obama's election victory owes much to his savvy use of the Internet and other new media as campaigning tools. Now that we have seen how youth can use technology as a tool for organizing and mobilizing in our own country, we need to recognize the prescriptive value this has...

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