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Javed Ali

Towsley Policymaker in Residence; Associate Professor of Practice

Javed Ali is a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and will begin his appointment as an associate professor of practice effective August 1, 2021. Ali brings more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, DC. He held positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While at the FBI, he also 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 holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan, a JD from the University of Detroit School of Law, and an MA in international relations from American University. He writes and provides commentary across a number of media sites and platforms, including MSNBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, and Newsweek.

Educational Background

  • BA in political science, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Detroit School of Law
  • MA in international relations, American University
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