Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsInternational Security, Non-traditional Threats, US National Security Policy, US National Security Strategy
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May 11, 2016Brooks Joins The Dead Prussian Podcast to Discuss How Disruptive Thinking Can Assist Militaries in Future Fighting
May 04, 2016The political climate in the United States today is fueled by a voter base that feeds off of antagonistic behavior, misinformation, and isolation from global politics, panelists said in a discussion at the Atlantic Council on May 2. “This is…
Max Brooks is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security's Art of the Future project.
Mr. Brooks is a New York Times bestselling author. His fiction, while undeniably entertaining, works to raise awareness on the issues of disaster preparedness, crisis management, and survival for the common reader—all under the thematic guise of a zombie apocalypse. He has devoted much of his life to the study and development of “anti-ghoul” security, culminating in a genuine interest in the fundamentals and logistics that go into keeping our world safe from natural and man-made disaster threats.
Mr. Brooks worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live and after working for the BBC in Great Britain and East Africa, Brooks began writing The Zombie Survival Guide. Brooks’ New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, has been made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The book tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.”