Jacob Zenn

The Jamestown Foundation, Analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs


Jacob Zenn is an analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs at The Jamestown Foundation and frequent contributor on Nigeria to the West Point CTC Sentinel. In November 2013, Mr. Zenn provided testimony on "The Continuing Threat of Boko Haram and Ansaru" before U.S. Congress, and in February 2013 he testified before Congress on "Islamist Militant Threats to Eurasia."

Mr. Zenn consults on countering violent extremism in Nigeria, Central Asia and Indonesia and on the international law and best practices related to freedom of association, including a program in South Sudan.

Mr. Zenn received a J.D. from Georgetown Law, with the commendation of a Global Law Scholar in 2011, and earned a graduate certificate in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS campus in Nanjing, China in 2007. Mr. Zenn speaks Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish and Russian fluently.

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