Jafer Ahmad

Jafer Ahmad is aDirector of Research and Analysis for Foreign Policy at the Special Competitive Studies Project. His experience includes leading policy and government programs at venture-backed startups offering no-code computer vision and geospatial intelligence capabilities; managing strategic engagement and communications at DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit; coordinating international technology and trade initiatives at the Pentagon; and research in Islamic law, philosophy, and scriptural exegesis as a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan. He holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University – SAIS. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.