About Scott Bates


Since the attacks of September 11th, Scott Bates has worked extensively to combat terrorism and encourage democratic development around the world. Bates was the first Senior Policy Advisor for the United States House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and in that role developed reports that informed the 9/11 Commission in its work. Bates has also worked as Senior Advisor for the National Democratic Institute in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain and Kosovo where he worked with leaders and activists to promote democracy, human rights and good governance.

Scott Bates has worked on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff for Congressman Nick Lampson (D-Texas), Senior Advisor to Congressman Jim Turner of Texas, Communications Director for Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and for former Congressman Sidney Yates (D-IL) as well as Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.

Bates has served as a Visiting Professor of International Law at the University of Indiana-Indianapolis, Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security at the National Defense University, Visiting Professor of Government at Connecticut College, Adjunct Professor of American Government at Virginia Commonwealth University and Visiting Professor at the University of Pristina in Kosovo. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, MSc from the London School of Economics and B.A. from the University of Dayton.

Scott Bates is currently Vice-President and Senior Fellow for National Security at the Center for National Policy, an independent think tank based in Washington, DC. He has provided commentary for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Gulf Times, The Australian, the Taipei Times, the BBC , Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

Scott Bates lives with his wife Lisa and three year old son Jacob in Stonington Connecticut where he serves as Police Commissioner for the Town of Stonington. He can be reached at sdbates66@hotmail.com

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