Eric Rosenbach and Matan Chorev


Eric Rosenbach is Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Prior to his work at the Belfer Center, Rosenbach was a professional staff member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and served as the national security advisor for U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel.

On the Intelligence Committee, Rosenbach provided oversight of the intelligence community’s counterterrorism efforts. Rosenbach led and authored two formal Senate Intelligence Committee investigations of prewar intelligence on Iraq, entitled Postwar Findings about Iraq’s Links to Terrorism and Prewar Intelligence about Postwar Iraq.

In the private sector, Rosenbach previously worked as a vice president and chief security officer for the largest internet service provider in Europe. He was responsible for all aspects of cyber-security, privacy and network operations.

Rosenbach served as an active-duty military intelligence officer supporting post-conflict operations in the Balkans. As a Company Commander, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The Director of Central Intelligence named his company as the top intelligence organization in the U.S. military for two consecutive years.

Rosenbach co-authored a book on counter-terrorism policy with Richard A. Clarke. His published work also appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

As a Fulbright Scholar in Eastern Europe, Rosenbach conducted post-graduate research on privatization programs. He studied public policy at the Kennedy School of Government and law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a proud graduate of Davidson College, where he played football.

Matan Chorev is a researcher at the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He received his Master's of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School (2007) and his bachelor degrees from Tufts University (BA, Political Science) and the New England Conservatory (BM, Cello Performance). Matan served as a Rosenthal Fellow in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning and as a research assistant at the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA). He is a founding member of the New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP), a project of the Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership.

Matan focuses his research on ethnic conflict, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He has conducted fact-finding trips in Israel and the West Bank, Egypt, Turkey, and Iraqi Kurdistan. His MALD thesis is titled, "Iraqi Kurdistan: Internal Dynamics and Statecraft of a Semistate." He is currently working on editing a book manuscript on a comparative study of semistates.

A winner of the James Vance Elliot and Marshall Hochhauser Prize, Matan's publications have appeared in Turkish Policy Quarterly, Journal of Peace Operations, Insights, Hemispheres, and Al-Nakhlah. His most recent publication is a chapter in Private Military and Security Companies: Ethics, Policies and Civil-Military Relations.

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