Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas, a think/do tank that combines a new generation of thinkers with technology to seed initiatives around some of the critical challenges of contemporary life.  He is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a non-fiction author.  Previously, Cohen 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.  Cohen is the author of Children of Jihad and One Hundred Days of Silence.  He received his BA from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University.