ZACK BADDORF

national security | foreign policy

About Me

I’m a national security and foreign policy expert with more than 15 years experience on the frontlines of the world’s conflicts, including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Crimea, Kashmir and the West Bank.

My Work

Countering Extremist Propaganda

As the director of visual media for the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, I work to counter ISIS and al Shabaab propaganda by strategically challenging extremist narratives through video and other mediums.

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Rebel-held Ukraine

International Reporting

My news and feature stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The National Interest, BBC, Reuters, AP, The Guardian, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, VICE, and other publications in video, radio, photo, and print formats. My videos have been viewed online more than 30 million times.

I served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania for two years conducting media development and worked on a USAID project in South Sudan for a year training radio journalists.

My Work

National Security

I served in the U.S. military for five years, deploying across Asia and the Middle East.

For a year in Afghanistan, I worked on rural, remote bases for the U.S. Special Operations Command as a civilian collecting and sharing lessons learned from Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps Special Operations and Afghan security forces.

As a media chief for the U.S. Air Force, I work with international and national media to ensure the 11th Wing’s mission is effectively communicated to the public.

Afghanistan

More About Me

Executive Director, Military Veterans in Journalism. Founded this non-profit to support fellow veterans in developing their careers in media.

Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project. National security leadership group.

Board Member, Shadow Warrior Agency. A non-profit serving U.S. Special Operations communities, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighters and their families.

Board of Directors Chair, Free Speech Radio News. From 2008-2010, responsible for a small staff and a budget of about $500,000 used to produce an internationally-broadcast radio program.

Adjunct Professor, New York University. Teaches master’s level classes on communication.

Instructor, New York Film Academy, Central Texas College, government organizations, businesses, and others. Taught research, communication law, public relations, media production, and social media.

New York University — M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication

Webster University — M.A. in International Relations (Graduate Academic Honors; 4.00 GPA)

City College of New York —  M.F.A. in Documentary Studies

University of Maryland University College — B.A. in Communications/Journalism (Dean’s List)

Spanish

French

Romanian

Active DoD Secret Level

Contact Me

Cell : + 1-212-246-5530

Email : [email protected]

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Skype : zackbaddorf

Fax : +1-610-887-5753