Chuck Freilich was a deputy national security adviser in Israel. He is now a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and an adjunct professor of international relations at Harvard, NYU and the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel.
Prof. Freilich is the author of “Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy”, (Cornell Press, 2012) and Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change (Oxford 2017). He is also co-authoring a book on Israel and the threat of cyber warfare.
Prof. Freilich was a Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet minister, delegate at the Israeli Mission to the UN and executive director of two non-profits. He has appeared as a commentator for ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, El-Jazeera and various US, Israeli and foreign radio and TV stations. He has been quoted in the NY Times and other media and published numerous articles and op-eds on a variety of Middle Eastern issues.
Born in New York, he immigrated to Israel in his teens. He lives in Hod Hasharon, has two grown children, Lior and Tal, and teaches in the US each year during the spring semester.