Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, documentary producer, think tank executive, 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 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, Director of the Fellows Program and the International Security 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.
Bergen 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 Homeland Security Project, a successor to the 9/11 Commission, and also of the Aspen Homeland Security Group. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for CNN.com.
He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Bergen’s new book, United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists, was published on Feb. 2, 2016. Director Greg Barker adapted the book for the HBO film Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma.