Eric Brown is a Senior Research Scientist at the College of William & Mary’s Global Research Institute, where he is developing research and educational programs on world politics, applied history, and security. Prior to joining GRI in 2022, Brown was a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Since 2004, Brown has conducted research throughout Eurasia and parts of Africa on security, diplomacy, development, alternative geopolitical futures, religious and cultural affairs, and various geo-technology and economics issues. In 2018, he was a senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace’s congressionally mandated Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Iraq at Sulaimani.