Mr. Peter Bergen




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Mr. Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, documentary producer, think tank executive, professor, and the author of five books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. The books have been translated into twenty-one languages and have been turned into four documentaries, two of which were nominated for Emmys and one of which won an Emmy.


He is Vice President for Global Studies and Fellow and the Director of the International Security Program and the Future of War program at New America in Washington D.C.; Professor of Practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University where he is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War; CNN’s national security analyst and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security.


Peter is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, a leading scholarly journal in the field, and has testified before multiple congressional committees about Afghanistan, Pakistan, ISIS, al-Qaeda, drones and other national security issues. He is a member of the Aspen Homeland Security Group and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for


He has a degree in Modern History from New College, Oxford University. He won an Open Scholarship when he attended New College in 1981. Before, that he attended Ampleforth.