Javed Ali
Published January 4, 2022

Javed Ali is an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His 20-plus years of experience in national security and intelligence issues include positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Ali can speak to issues relating to international and domestic terrorism. 

At the FBI, he held senior roles on joint duty assignments at the National Intelligence Council and the National Counterterrorism Center, and the National Security Council under the Trump administration. Ali helped launch The Burn Bag, a podcast featuring interviews with national security and foreign policy experts. 

Ali holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law, and an M.A. in international relations from American University. He writes and provides commentary for outlets including MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Hill

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Pronouns: He/him

Expertise: National security, defense intelligence, counterterrorism, international and domestic terrorism

Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.

Email: alimust@umich.edu

Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: “Security Is On High Alert For Inauguration Week Activities”

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