Eric Rosand

Senior Associate Fellow


Eric Rosand, in addition to serving as a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI, is the Director of The Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism, and President and Founder of PVE Solutions. He served as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program from March 2016 to September 2020.  From 2010-2016 he was a senior official at the U.S. Department of State, working on counter-terrorism 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 counter-terrorism and P/CVE initiatives, including the Global Counter-terrorism Forum, 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 Counter-terrorism Cooperation (now the Global Center on Cooperative Security), and served as a Non-Resident Fellow at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation. He has also 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 a wide range of 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 has appeared on the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al-Jazeera, Sky News (Australia) and has been quoted in many newspapers around the globe.

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.

External publications

Ending the '9/11 Era': Multilateralism and the Future of Effective Counter-Terrorism

Twenty years on from the devastating 11 September attacks, RUSI Senior Associate Fellows Eric Rosand (US) and Sabin Khan (UK), experts who have worked at the heart of American and British government efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism post-9/11 provide commentary - Global Coalition, 9 September, 2021

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