Eric Rosand is a nonresident senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings and director of “The Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism” in Washington, D.C. The Prevention Project is based out of the Global Center on Cooperative Security, with the Royal Services Institute in London and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College among the additional project partners.
Previously, he was a senior official in the U.S. Department of State working on counterterrorism (CT) and countering violent extremism (CVE). During that time he helped design and launch the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), Hedayah, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, and the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. From 2006 to 2010, he co-directed the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (now the Global Center on Cooperative Security) and served as a nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation. Prior to that, he served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor and as a counterterrorism adviser and lawyer at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Rosand is the author of a number of reports and articles on international CT and CVE cooperation and co-author, with Alistair Millar, of “Allied Against Terrorism: What’s Needed to Strengthen Worldwide Commitment” (Century, 2006), which served as the blueprint for what became the GCTF.
He holds a bachelor’s in history from Haverford College, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law, and a Master of Laws with honors in international law from Cambridge University.