Asaf Lubin (@) is a J.S.D. Candidate at Yale Law School and a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International (PI). His research focuses on the regulation of intelligence collection and analysis under international law, with particular emphasis on the effects that technological advancements have had on the practice of espionage and the right to privacy in an age of mass governmental surveillance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), as well as his vast practical training in national security law and foreign policy.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Asaf completed a dual degree in Law and International Relations (LL.B./B.A, magna cum laude) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) at Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law, and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Asaf also worked for the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31st 2010, and served as an articled clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor. Asaf has previously written on and taught seminars in public international law, human rights law and counterterrorism, international humanitarian law, the laws on the use of force, and international criminal law.