Eric Rosand, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Soufan Center

Visiting Senior Fellow

Eric Rosand


Eric Rosand is Visiting Senior Fellow at the Soufan Center, focusing on the Securing the Future Initiative, a project delivering the first independent assessment of UN Security Council efforts to counter terrorism over the past two decades.  He also serves as the Executive Director, a.i., of the Strong Cities Network and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London. He has nearly two decades of experience working with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, academics, and the private sector on international counterterrorism and P/CVE issues.  From 2010 – 2016 he served as a senior official at the U.S. State Department where he was the international policy director for the White House CVE Summit and led efforts to develop and launch the Global Counterterrorism Forum, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), Hedayah, and the Strong Cities Network.  He has served as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-director of the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and a lawyer at the U.S.  State Department and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN).  While serving at USUN from 2002-2005, he spearheaded efforts to develop and establish the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED). His writings have appeared in a wide range of publications such as the American Journal of International Law, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Global Observatory, Just Security, The Hill, Lawfare, Order from Chaos, Time, and War on the Rocks. 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.