Senior Fellow, The Council on Strategic Risks
Norman Kahn is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks, where he supports CSR’s work in addressing biological threats. Kahn is also currently the Principal and President of Counter-Bio LLC, providing consulting services on national security issues with particular emphasis on weapons of mass destruction and biological weapons.
His career at the Central Intelligence Agency spanned over 31 years, including multiple assignments in the Directorate of Intelligence (currently, the Directorate of Analysis) and Directorate of Science and Technology. In his last assignment he created and directed the Intelligence Community’s Counter-Biological Weapons Program. In that capacity, he changed the focus of the Intelligence Community’s (IC) resource allocation directed against the biological weapons threat and greatly expanded the scope of bioweapons collection and analysis across both the IC and the broader U. S. government.
Dr. Kahn holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.