We are thrilled to announce that Tess Bridgeman is joining Just Security as Senior Editor. Bridgeman will now be a member of our leadership team that runs Just Security on a daily basis.

Bridgeman’s writings across a wide range of national security topics will already be familiar to many readers, including on use force in Syria, US support for the Saudi-coalition in Yemen, authorization for the use of military force against terrorist organizations, US policy on Iran, the Paris Climate Accord, Guantanamo, U.S.-Russian military relations, and more. Yes, even more.

Bridgeman brings extraordinary professional experience to Just Security. She has served as Special Assistant to the President, Associate Counsel to the President, and Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC); she also previously served at the Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser, in the Office of Political-Military Affairs and as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser; and she also served at the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Bridgeman has a D.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar; a J.D. from NYU School of Law, which she attended as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar; is a Truman Scholar; and has a B.A. from Stanford University.

Bridgeman is also Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law and an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. She teaches courses on cyber law and national security law at Stanford University and Berkeley Law, respectively.

You can (and should!) follow her on Twitter @bridgewriter.