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This news is going to make our blog friend, The Skeptical Bureaucrat sad. According to Politico’s Laura Rozen, the State Department’s top twitterati, Jared Cohen is moving to Google, not to Mountain View but to New York. Excerpt:
State Policy Planning staff official Jared Cohen informs colleagues of his last day after four years at State for a new job with Google.
From: Jared Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:21 PM
Subject: Jared Cohen Next Steps and New Contact Info
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Last Thursday, September 2nd, was my last day in government. After four years on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, I have accepted a job as the Director of a new entity at Google called “Google Ideas”. I will also serve as an Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Google Ideas will combine the models of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, a think tank, and a private sector company, with resources to implement. In this sense, Google Ideas will be a think/do tank that strives to bring together diverse perspectives from multiple industries to generate new ideas, approaches and solutions to security, social, economic and political challenges in the world. At the Council on Foreign Relations, I will focus on counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, and 21st century statecraft. Please see my interview with Foreign Policy Magazine, which describes Google Ideas in greater detail: http://tinyurl.com/2ateola
Read the whole thing here.
You can still follow him at: http://twitter.com/jaredcohen