Emily Cole Hunt

Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow

Emily Cole Hunt is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. She will write a book about the law, history, and theory of domestic undercover operations, to be published by Metropolitan/Henry Holt.  Hunt previously practiced law in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Hunt worked in national security as the Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and as a consultant to a London-based private military company.  Her work on terrorism and radicalization has been widely published and cited, and she has regularly provided commentary to national and international news media.  She received a B.A. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a M.A. in war studies from King's College, London, and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.