Betsy Cooper

Betsy Cooper is the executive director of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Cooper came to UC Berkeley from the US Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an Attorney Advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a Policy Counselor in the Office of Policy. She also worked for more than a decade in homeland security consulting, managing projects for Atlantic Philanthropies (Dublin, Ireland), the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in London, the World Bank, and think tanks. Cooper is the author of more than 20 manuscripts and articles on US and European immigration and refugee policy. She holds a law degree from Yale Law School, a doctorate in politics and a master’s degree in forced migration from Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.