Peter Bergen

CNN's National Security Analyst; Vice President, New America, CNN; New America

Peter Bergen is a print, television and web journalist, documentary producer and the author or editor of seven books about national security issues, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and three of which were named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post. The books have been translated into twenty languages. Documentaries based on his books have been nominated for two Emmys and also won the Emmy for best documentary in 2013. Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and a fellow at Fordham University's Center on National Security. He is the editor of the South Asia Channel and South Asia Daily Brief at and is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for 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 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. He has testified on Capitol Hill on more than a dozen occasions about national security issues. He has a degree in Modern History from New College, Oxford.

Peter’s sessions at USA 2016

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