Audience:Open to the Public
Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas, will present a public talk titled, "The World in 2020: Technology, Geopolitics, and the Next Disruptions," at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. He is the School’s 2014 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. ’58 International Affairs Lecturer, and is visiting for the day as part of the School’s Program in Leadership and Governance.
Google Ideas is a cross-sector, inter-disciplinary "think/do tank" dedicated to understanding global challenges and applying technological solutions to these worldwide problems. Google Ideas further positions Google to influence global cultural, political and social issues.
Cohen is a co-author of “The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business” Written with Eric Schmidt ’76, Google executive chairman and former CEO. Cohen previously served as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy planning staff and as a close adviser to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. He is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Cohen has conducted research in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and throughout Africa, and has interviewed members of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Taliban. In January 2013, he was one of three members of the first high-level American delegation to North Korea following the ascension to power of Kim Jong-un.