Geography 2050

Ms. Nada Bakos


Ms. Nada Bakos is a national security and intelligence expert with 20 years’ experience. As a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, she was a key member of the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq, al-Qaeda, and the 9/11 attacks. Subsequently, during the war in Iraq, she was asked to serve as the Chief Targeting officer tracking the founder of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bakos was recently featured in the PBS Frontline show The Secret History of ISIS and the Emmy Award– winning HBO documentary Manhunt. After leaving the CIA, she worked in a key role with Starbucks Corporation and is now a consultant to technology companies.