Even before the election of Donald Trump as President the United States was facing an unprecedented array of geopolitical challenges.  From the resurgence of great power conflict with Russia and China, to ever-mutating cyber and terrorism threats, the U.S. and its allies were facing significant uncertainty.  That uncertainty has not abated, and this panel, hosted by the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, will address both the threats and the responses to them, identifying points of continuity and change in the transition from Presidents Obama to Trump.


  • Adewale Adeyemo, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics
  • David Cohen, Board of Advisors, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law; former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Colin Kahl, Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President
  • Lisa O. Monaco, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Security; former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • Moderator: Samuel J. Rascoff, Professor and Faculty Director, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law