David Ibsen serves as Executive Director for the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), which works to combat the growing threat of extremism and extremist ideology.
David writes regularly on security and foreign policy issues, and is also a frequent commentator in print and on television about the dangers of extremist ideology, the misuse of communications and social media platforms by extremist groups to recruit and radicalize, and the Iranian nuclear program, among other related issues. His work has been featured in the Jerusalem Post, Real Clear World, Orlando Sentinel and inFocus, among others. He has also appeared on CNN Newsroom, Al Jazeera America and Fox Business.
Previously, David served as a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of State and as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations. Prior to the UN, David worked as an advisor for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
David studied International Security Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and English Literature at Hunter College in New York City.