Eric B. Rosenbach | Markle

Eric B. Rosenbach

Managing Director, National Security, Markle Foundation


Eric B. Rosenbach leads the national security work at Markle, overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Markle Task Force and expanding Markle’s efforts in related areas.

Prior to joining Markle, Rosenbach was the Executive Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he also taught a course on counterterrorism policy and law. He previously served as a professional staff member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as the national security advisor for Senator Chuck Hagel, who at the time was a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Rosenbach’s work in the private sector includes serving as Chief Security Officer at World Online International, the largest Internet service provider in Europe at that time, where he was responsible for all aspects of cyber security, privacy, and network operations.

As a military intelligence officer supporting post-conflict operations in the Balkans, Rosenbach was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The Director of Central Intelligence named his unit the top intelligence organization in the US military for two consecutive years.

Rosenbach has co-authored books focusing on both congressional oversight of intelligence and counterterrorism policy. His published opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, and the Chicago Tribune.

Rosenbach completed a Juris Doctor with a focus on national security law at Georgetown, a Master’s degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Arts at Davidson College. As a Fulbright Scholar in Eastern Europe, he conducted postgraduate research on privatization programs.