1118344_Google's Cohen Activist Role

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Date 2011-02-10 23:48:07
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I am speaking to him tomorrow.

On 2/10/2011 4:53 PM, Fred Burton wrote:

State is behind these events

Sean Noonan wrote:

I sent this out yesterday to tactical.

On 2/10/11 3:04 PM, Fred Burton wrote:

Oh my, the State Dept is the orgs public sponsor....plot thickens.

Fred Burton wrote:


*Co-Founder and Board Member*


Jared Cohen is the Director of Google Ideas, a new entity at Google aiming to re-frame and act on old challenges in new and innovative ways. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he focuses on terrorism and counter-radicalization, the impact of connection technologies, and "21st century statecraft."Previously, he served for four years as a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff under both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. In this capacity, he advised on the Middle East, South Asia, counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, and the development of the "21st century statecraft" agenda. He is twice a recipient of the Secretary of State's Meritorious Honor Award.

Cohen is author of the books Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East and One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide. He has also written several articles, including "Diverting the Radicalization Track" (Policy Review) and "Iran's Young Opposition" (SAIS Review). He received his BA from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Cohen has traveled extensively throughout Africa, where he examined issues related to democracy, governance, and genocide. He has also conducted research in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, looking at opposition groups, the spread of technology, and interviewing militants ranging from Hezbollah to several Al-Qaeda affiliated groups. He is fluent in Swahili. In his spare time, he enjoys painting, collecting presidential campaign memorabilia, and reading about Tudor England. He has twice served as a juror at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Fred Burton wrote:

Google source advises that Cohen was part of the founding group. Google,
Facebook, others

Fred Burton wrote:


Ben West wrote:

This is what i get at that link

On 2/10/2011 2:27 PM, Fred Burton wrote:

From Source --

A site created to help online organization of groups and individuals to move democracy in stubborn nations. Funded through public-private partnerships.

Ben West wrote:

I don't think this website is registered. It just has an add for
breitling watches.

On 2/10/2011 2:16 PM, Fred Burton wrote:


** Source advises this umbrella group is linked to Cohen and Google.

Ben West
Tactical Analyst
Austin, TX

Ben West
Tactical Analyst
Austin, TX


Sean Noonan

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