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Mr. Scott Allan

Scott Allan serves as the Senior Strategist for the U.S. State

Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism.  Previously, he served as

the White House Counterterrorism Director for South Asia on the

National Security Council Staff (2014-2015) focusing on

al-Qa`ida's Senior Leadership and threats emanating from

Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Scott has also worked as the Senior

Regional Advisor for South Asia in the State Department's Bureau

for Counterterrorism (2007-2014).  Prior to the State Department, 

Scott worked as a corporate lawyer in New York (1998-2002),

Special Counsel to Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke (2002-2003),

Counsel to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review

Commission (2004-2006), and as a law clerk to the United

Nations' War Crimes Prosecutor at the International Criminal

Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (1998).  Scott was also a

Counsel for the U.S. Government's9/11 Commission where he

researched and drafted the South Asia portions of the investigation's final report.  Scott has lectured on al-Qa`ida's senior leadership and South Asian counterterrorism issues at the U.S. Naval Academy, National Defense University, the Joint Special Operations Command University, the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, the U.S. Naval War College, Georgetown University, and Yale University.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA 1995) and the Duke University School of Law (JD 1999).  He is a former Council on Foreign Relations' Term Member (2003-2008) and Junior Advisory Board Member of the Asia Society (2006-2009).  In his free time Scott enjoys fly-fishing, competitive sailing, and watching college basketball.

Senior Strategist, Bureau of Counter-Terrorism, State Department, United States

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