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Jonah Czerwinski

Jonah Czerwinski is Managing Consultant, Global Business Services at IBM, working on homeland security policy issues, and is a Senior Fellow for Homeland Security in IBM’s Global Leadership Initiative. Jonah is also a Senior Advisor, Homeland Security Projects, for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and a 2007-2008 Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute of George Washington University.

Jonah serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Partnership for a Secure America and serves on the Task Force on Leveraging National Laboratory S&T Assets for 21st Century Security under The Henry L. Stimson Center. He is the co-author of “Global Movement Management: Strengthening Commerce, Security, and Resiliency In Today’s Networked World.”

From 2003 to 2006, Jonah was Senior Research Associate and Director of Homeland Security Projects at the Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP). He led the Center project on combating the smuggled nuclear threat, which worked across the Executive Branch in an effort that led to establishment of the national Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. He also served on the Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on Strategies for Defense Against Nuclear Terrorism. From 2001-2004, he directed the Center’s Homeland Security Roundtable, which regularly convened senior Homeland Security leadership of the Executive Branch and Congress with leaders of the think tank community, academia, and private sector to discuss critical Homeland Security issues.

Jonah led a Center project on strengthening the transatlantic relationship through NATO, which published Maximizing NATO in the War on Terror in May 2005. He also directed the Center’s working group on The U.S.-Canada Strategic Partnership in the War on Terrorism in 2002. He served as a member of the Taskforce for Examining the Roles, Mission, and Organization of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which published its recommendations as DHS 2.0 (December 2004). In 2005, he was Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute of George Washington University and in 2004 was named a Manfred Woerner Fellow.

Jonah was a contributing writer to and research coordinator of the Center’s 2001 report on Comprehensive Strategic Reform. He was project coordinator and principal writer of Forward Strategic Empowerment: Synergies Between CINCs, the State Department, and Other Agencies, and assistant editor and contributor to In Harm’s Way: Intervention and Prevention.

Professional media appearances include interviews on CNN and CNN-International, in addition to interviews for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The National Journal, Los Angeles Times, Congressional Quarterly, National Defense, and other major news outlets. In addition to authoring, editing, or co-authoring a number of publications, Mr. Czerwinski has spoken at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, the Center for International Security Studies at the University of Maryland, and the Graduate School at Salve Regina University. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on efforts to combat the threat of smuggled nuclear weapons.

Prior to joining the Center in late 1999, Mr. Czerwinski was an analyst with the program in International Finance and Economic Policy and a research assistant to the CEO at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He has served as a consultant to CSIS and as coordinator for the Trinity National Leadership Roundtable. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army of Washington, DC, as chairman of the nominating committee. Mr. Czerwinski earned his undergraduate degree (A.B., Philosophy) from Salve Regina University and is a member of the Class of 2009 at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

The comments by Jonah Czerwinski on this website are consistent with IBM’s guidelines on employee blogs. These posts reflect solely the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of IBM and IBM management.

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