Brian Finucane

Member of the Board of Editors

Brian Finucane (@BCFinucane) is senior adviser with the U.S. Program at the International Crisis Group where he focuses on developing policies and institutional checks to decrease U.S. reliance on military tools in foreign affairs, including through legislative reforms of war powers and counterterrorism authorities.

Prior to joining Crisis Group in 2021, he served for over a decade as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. In that capacity, he advised the U.S. government on legal and policy issues relating to counterterrorism, the use of military force, and partnered military operations.

He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.

Finucane holds a B.A. in anthropology from Cornell University, a DPhil from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale University.

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