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Ken Sofer

Senior Policy Adviser

Expertise: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, nontraditional security issues

Ken Sofer is a Senior Policy Adviser with the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress. His work focuses on nontraditional security issues and U.S. policy in Asia and the Middle East. Sofer previously worked as the Associate Director for National Security and International Policy at American Progress, where he helped manage the team’s research, outreach, and operations.

Prior to joining American Progress, Sofer completed internships with the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied political science and international relations, and is currently pursuing his master’s in public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Sofer is originally from Hermosa Beach, California.