Gregory F. Treverton

Photo of Gregory Treverton
Senior Political Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in economics and politics, Harvard University; M.P.P., Harvard University; A.B. in public and international affairs, Princeton University

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email

More Experts


Greg Treverton is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has held several leadership positions at RAND, including director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center, and associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Treverton's work at RAND has examined terrorism, intelligence, and law enforcement, as well as new forms of public–private partnership.

Treverton has served in government for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, handling Europe for the National Security Council; and, most recently, as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council (1993–1995), overseeing the writing of America's National Intelligence Estimates.

Recent RAND publications include Making Policy in the Shadow of the Future (2010); Reorganizing U.S. Domestic Intelligence: Assessing the Options (2008); Assessing the Tradecraft of Intelligence Analysis (with C. Bryan Gabbard, 2008); Breaking the Failed-State Cycle (with Marla C. Haims et al., 2008); War and Escalation in South Asia (with John E. Peters et al., 2006); and The Next Steps in Reshaping Intelligence (2005). Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001.

Treverton holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. in economics and politics from Harvard University.

Previous Positions

President, Pacific Council on International Policy; Vice Chair, National Intelligence Council, overseeing the writing of America's National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs)

Recent Projects

  • Intelligence reform
  • Law enforcement and terrorism
  • Leadership

Selected Publications

Gregory F. Treverton et al., Exploring Religious Conflict, RAND Corporation (CF-211), 2005

Robert Klitgaard and Paul C. Light, eds., High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives, RAND Corporation (MG-256), 2005

Gregory F. Treverton, The Next Steps in Reshaping Intelligence, RAND Corporation (OP-152), 2005

Lynn E. Davis et al., Coordinating the War on Terrorism, RAND Corporation (OP-110), 2004

Gregory F. Treverton, Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information, Cambridge University Press, 2001

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Arms Control Today; Baltimore Sun; CNN; Congressional Quarterly; CQ Weekly; Financial Times; Fox News;; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Newhouse News Service; Newsday; NPR; San Francisco Chronicle; United Press International; USA Today

Commentary: Baltimore Sun; Christian Science Monitor; The Korea Herald; Los Angeles Times; San Diego Union-Tribune; San Francisco Chronicle; United Press International

Video Interviews: Gregory Treverton discusses "Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism"