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Peter Bergen
Born 1962
Occupation journalist
Known for interviewed Osama bin Laden

Peter L. Bergen (1962-) is an analyst of terrorism. He is CNN's national security analyst, ands Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program and Co-Director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation He is an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and a research fellow at the Center on Law & Security, New York University. He has interviewed Osama bin Laden and was among the first newsmen to cover al-Qaeda.[1]

In 2008 he was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Born in Minneapolis and raised in London, he has a M.A. in Modern History from New College, Oxford University. He won an Open Scholarship when he went up to New College in 1981. Before that he attended Ampleforth.


  1. Linda Frum. Interview, Maclean's magazine, 2006-01-30. Retrieved on 2021-07-17. “Peter Bergen is CNN’s terrorism analyst, and the author of the new book The Osama bin Laden I Know. Bergen interviewed bin Laden in 1997 and has followed his actions closely ever since.”