Philip Alston John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University Law School, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Former UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions (2004-10) - Follow him on Twitter (@Alston_UNSR).
Mary DeRosa Distinguished Visitor from Practice at the Georgetown University Law Center, Former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, Former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council
Meg Satterthwaite Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law, Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Director of the Global Justice Clinic - Follow her on Twitter (@SatterthwaiteML).
Stephen Schulhofer Robert B. McKay Professor of Law at New York University Law School
Antoine Abi Ghanem Attaché for Disarmament and Security Affairs at the Holy See Mission (Geneva)
Floyd Abrams Senior counsel in the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and represented the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case
Jefferson Adams Professor of History at Sarah Lawrence College and Senior Editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, publications include Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence and, most recently, Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
Michael J. Adams Partner at McGuireWoods, Former Special Adviser to the Judge Advocate General for International and Operational Law, Former Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Radhya Almutawakel Legal Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict and Human Rights
Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga Legal Adviser of the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations
Matthew Atkins Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and National Security Affairs Fellow (2013-14) at the Hoover Institution
Bob Bauer Partner at Perkins Coie and Professor of Practice, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, Former White House Counsel to President Obama (2010-2011)
Emily Berman Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center
Laurie Blank Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory Law School
Sidney Blumenthal Author of "Wrestling With His Angel, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2, 1849-1856," Former Assistant and Senior Adviser to President Bill Clinton, Former Senior Adviser to Hillary Clinton
Philip Bobbitt Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School and Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas
Barbara Bodine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 1997 to 2001
Jo Brick Acting Staff Officer Legal, Headquarters Air Command, Royal Australian Air Force - She joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1997.
Gordon Brown United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Todd Buchwald Fellow in International Security Studies at the Wilson Center, former Ambassador and Special Coordinator for Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. Department of State
Sarah Cleveland Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School, Former Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State (2009-2011)
Gary Corn Staff Judge Advocate to US Cyber Command, Former Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Former Operational Law Branch Chief in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, Former Staff Judge Advocate to United States Army South, Formerly on detail as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
Geoffrey S. Corn Presidential Research Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas, and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army. His Army career included service as the Army’s senior law of war expert advisor.
Laura Dickinson Former Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2016-17) and Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School
Bonnie Docherty Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School and Senior Researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch
William S. Dodge Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, former Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2011 to 2012, former Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law from 2012 to 2018
Stephanie Douglas Senior Managing Director at Guidepost Solutions, formerly served in the FBI for almost 24 years before retiring in 2013 as Executive Assistant Director for the National Security Branch
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School - He retired from the Air Force in 2010 as a Major General.
Jen Easterly Senior fellow in New America's International Security program; served from 2013 to 2016 as special assistant to the president and senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council
Patrick Eddington Policy Analyst in Homeland Security and Civil Liberties at the Cato Institute and Former Senior Policy Advisor to Rep. Rush Holt
W. Neil Eggleston Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, White House Counsel for President Obama, 2014-2017
Norman L. Eisen Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Author of "The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House"
Richard Epstein Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago - Follow him on Twitter (@RichardAEpstein).
Marshall Erwin Head of Trust at Mozilla, Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, Former Intelligence Specialist at the Congressional Research Service, Former Counterterrorism Analyst
Gerald Feierstein Senior Fellow and Director of Gulf Affairs and Government Relations at the Middle East Institute, served as U.S. Ambassador from 2010 to 2013
Christopher Fonzone Former Deputy Assistant to the President, Former Deputy Counsel to the President, Former National Security Council Legal Adviser, Formerly Worked at the Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Counsel and on the Civil Division’s Appellate Staff, Formerly Served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense
Chris Ford Lt. Col. in the US Army and Military Professor at the US Naval War College's Stockton Center for International Law
Lech Garlicki Former New York University School of Law Global Professor of Law from Practice (2013) and Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (2002-2012)
Michael German Fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, Former Policy Counsel for National Security and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union, Former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Michael J. Glennon Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Former Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1977-1980), Former Consultant to Various Congressional Committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency
Elizabeth “Liza” Goitein Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Former Counsel to Sen. Russ Feingold Former Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice
Lt. Col. Jim Golby Army Strategist, Defense Policy Advisor in the United States Mission to NATO, former Special Advisor to the Vice President of the United States, former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point - Follow him on Twitter (@jimgolby).
Zachary Goldman Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law
Jack Goldsmith Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Former Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel (2003-2004), Former Special Counsel to the Department of Defense (2002-2003) - Follow him on Twitter (@jacklgoldsmith).
David Golove Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law
Sen. Bob Graham United States Senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005 and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2001 to 2003.
Monica Hakimi Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and Former Associate Dean for Academic Programming of Michigan Law School
Keith Harper Partner at Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, Non-Resident Fellow at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, Former United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (2014-2017) - Follow him on Twitter (@AmbHarper).
Sen. Maggie Hassan Democratic Senator from New Hampshire; Serves on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Ian Scott Henderson Group Captain in the Royal Australian Air Force, Director of the Military Law Centre at the Australian Defence Force, Deputy-Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law at the Australian Defence Force
Christof Heyns Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria
Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman Co-chair of Herrick's Government Relations Group, former Congresswomen, sat on the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal, chaired the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee, co-founded the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Rahma A. Hussein Legal Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict and Human Rights
John Hutson RADM JAGC USN (ret.), former Dean and President of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, served on the Board of Directors of Human Rights First, served on the Board of the National Institute of Military Justice, former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Concord, NH Chamber of Commerce
Tarek Z. Ismail Co-Author of Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecution, Adviser to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Former Fellow at the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project (2011-2013) at the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute - Follow him on Twitter (@tarekzismail).
James F. Jeffrey Former U.S Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, and currently the Philip Solondz distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute
Chris Jenks Assistant Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law, Formerly Served in the United States Army, Former Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch in the Pentagon
Eric Jensen Professor at Brigham Young Law School, Former Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch, and Former Legal Advisor to US Military Forces in Iraq and Bosnia
Jeffrey Kahn Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
David Kaye UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Clinical Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law, Formerly Served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department (1995-2005)
Douglas W. Kmiec Ambassador of the United States (Ret.), Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Pepperdine School of Law, served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush during 1985-89 as Assistant and Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
Claus Kreß Professor for Criminal Law and Public International Law, Chair for German and International Criminal Law, and Director of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law at the University of Cologne; formerly served in the German Federal Ministry of Justice.
Jonathan Lee Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security (2015-2017), Former Director for Human Rights and National Security Issues on the National Security Council Staff, Formerly Served at the Department of Defense in the Office of General Counsel, Formerly Served at the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense - Follow him on Twitter (@JonathanLLee).
Paul Lekas Former Deputy General Counsel for Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense, Former Special Counsel to the DoD General Counsel
Larry Lewis Director of the Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence at Center for Naval Analyses. Lewis spent a decade analyzing real world operations as the project lead and primary author for many of the Department of Defense 's Joint Lessons Learned studies.
Harry Litman Former United States Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Constitutional Law Professor at UCLA and UCSD, Washington Post columnist, practicing attorney at Constantine Cannon, and the creator and host of the podcast Talking Feds - Follow him on Twitter (@harrylitman).
Robert Litt Former General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, Counsel in Morrison and Foerster’s national security practice
Kate Martin Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Kel McClanahan Executive Director of National Security Counselors, a Washington-area non-profit public interest law firm which specializes in national security law and information and privacy law, through which he often represents Intelligence Community employees and contractors - Follow him on Twitter (@NatlSecCnslrs).
Michael McCord Director of Civil-Military Programs at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership, Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, formerly served at the Department of Defense as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer and before that as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from January 2009 through January 2017 - Follow him on Twitter (@Mike_J_McCord).
Brian P. McKeon Senior Director at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Defense (2014-2017) - Follow him on Twitter (@bpmckeon64).
Barbara McQuade Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan (2010-2017), Co-Chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in the Obama Administration - Follow her on Twitter (@BarbMcQuade).
David Medine Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Michael W. Meier Senior civilian adviser to the Army Judge Advocate General on matters related to the Law of Armed Conflict, previously served as an Attorney-Adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, from June 2009 until June 2016
Lisa Monaco Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York University Law School, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, Former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor (2013-2017), Formerly Served in the Department of Justice as Federal Prosecutor, Chief of Staff to Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert S. Mueller, III, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Alex Moorehead Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, Director of the Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict and Human Rights Project at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute - Follow him on Twitter (@apmoorehead).
Cameron Munter Professor of Practice at Pomona College, Former Ambassador to Pakistan (2010-2012), Former Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009)
Sean Murphy Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University, President of the American Society of International Law, and member of the UN International Law Commission
Mark Nevitt Mark P. Nevitt is a former commander in the Navy, serving as a tactical jet aviator and attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He currently serves as the Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Follow him on Twitter (@marknevitt).
Luis Moreno Ocampo First Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2003-2012), Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, CEO at Moreno Ocampo LLC - Follow him on Twitter (@MorenoOcampo1).
Chidi Odinkalu Senior Legal Officer for the Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative
Matt Olsen Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and General Counsel for the National Security Agency (NSA)
Eric Pelofsky Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for North Africa and Yemen at the National Security Council (2014-2017) - Follow him on Twitter (@EPelofsky).
Walter Pincus Columnist and the Senior National Security Reporter at The Cipher Brief, formerly reported for The Washington Post, Lecturer at Stanford in Washington - Follow him on Twitter (@walterpincus).
Marc Polymeropoulos Retired in June 2019 from the Senior Intelligence Service ranks at the CIA after a 26 year career in operational headquarters and field management assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and Counter Terrorism - Follow him on Twitter @Mpolymer.
Stephen Pomper U.S. Program Director for International Crisis Group, Served in the Obama Administration as the National Security Council's Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights - Follow him on Twitter (@StephenPomper).
Michael Posner Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights, Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance at NYU Stern, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (2009-2013), Founding Executive Director and Former President of Human Rights First (1978-2009) - Follow him on Twitter at (@mikehposner).
David Pozen Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, Former Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Former Special Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee
Stephen J. Rapp Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice; previously served as prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he led the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor
Sam Rascoff Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law
Steven Ratner Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, Serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law, Formerly Served in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva (2008-2009)
Robert Reinstein Clifford Scott Green Chair in Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, Former Vice President of Temple University, Former Dean of Temple Law School, Former Chief of the General Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice
Ambassador Robert Ford U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014, Deputy Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2008 to 2010 and the U.S. Ambassador in Algeria 2006 – 2008. Today, he is a scholar at the Middle East Institute and a fellow Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches about U.S. foreign policy.
Mimi Rocah Legal Analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow at Pace School of Law, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for 16.5 years from February 2001 until October 2017 - Follow her on Twitter (@Mimirocah1).
Gabor Rona Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Armed Conflict Project at Cardozo Law School
Eric Rosand Director of “The Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism” in Washington, D.C. and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program - Follow him on Twitter (@RosandEric).
Daniel J. Rosenthal Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland’s Honors College. He previously served as Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council and as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Justice Department.
Kurt Sanger Lieutenant Colonel and judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps
Paul Scharre Senior Fellow at the Center for a New America Security, Author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, Formerly Served at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2008-2013), Former Infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment - Follow him on Twitter (@paul_scharre).
Ambassador David Scheffer Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001)
Martin Scheinin Professor of Public International Law at the European University Institute, Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism (2005-2011)
Margo Schlanger Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, Heads the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, Former Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2011) - Follow her on Twitter (@mjschlanger).
Bertram Schmitt President of the Trial Division and Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber VII and IX at the International Criminal Court in The Hague
Stephen Seche Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen (2007-2010), Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
Amrit Singh Senior Legal Officer for National Security and Counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative
Shirin Sinnar Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School
David Sloss Professor at the Santa Clara University of Law
James Stewart Associate Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Formerly Worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, Formerly Worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Follow him on Twitter (@jimgstewart).
Jake Sullivan Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Strategy at Yale University. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Peter Swire Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, Former Chief Counselor for Privacy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1999-2001), Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the National Economic Council (2009-10), Member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology (2013)
Robert S. Taylor Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, General Counsel for MCE Social Capital, Former Principal Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense, Former Acting General Counsel at the Department of Defense
Patrick C. Toomey Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Security Project
Ken Watkin Brigadier-General (Ret’d), Canadian Forces, QC, Served as the Judge Advocate General, Author of Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict
Sean Watts Professor at Creighton University Law School, Reserve Instructor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Served as an Active-Duty Army Officer in both the Armor and Judge Advocate General’s Corps (1992-2007), Current Army Reservist
Andrew Weissmann Former Senior Fellow to the Center for Law and Security and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU School of Law and Former General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Winston Williams Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York - The analysis presented on Just Security stems from his academic research of publicly available sources, not from protected operational information.
Jill Wine-Banks Legal Contributor to NBC News; served as one of the three assistant special prosecutors in the Watergate obstruction of justice trial against the top aides to President Nixon - Follow her on Twitter (@JillWineBanks).
John Fabian Witt Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor in the Yale History Department
Ambassador Lee Wolosky Partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, former Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, former Special Envoy for Guantanamo under President Obama
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