Faiza Patel (@FaizaPatelBCJ) serves as Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. Previously, Faiza worked as a senior policy officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and clerked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She has been published in leading academic publications, including the American Journal of International Law, the Emory Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, and the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. Faiza is a frequent commentator on national security issues for media outlets such as the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Guardian, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, and NPR. Born and raised in Pakistan, she is a graduate of Harvard College and the NYU School of Law.