Eric Rosand (@RosandEric) is director of “The Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism” in Washington, D.C. ; a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program; a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London; and President and Founder of PVE Solutions. Until March 2016, he was a senior official at the U.S. Department of State, working on counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Among other roles, he served as the policy coordinator for the 2015 White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism and its follow-on process. From 2010 to 2016, he spearheaded the development and launch of a number of international counterterrorism and P/CVE initiatives, including the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, Hedayah, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, and the Strong Cities Network. From 2006 to 2010, he was a co-director of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (now the Global Center on Cooperative Security), and served as a Non-Resident Fellow at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation.
Rosand also has served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. His writings have appeared in publications including the American Journal of International Law, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Just Security, Lawfare, Order from Chaos, Time, and War on the Rocks. He is 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 BA in history from Haverford College, a JD from Columbia University School of Law, and an LLM (Hons) in international law from Cambridge University.