Father Antoine Abi Ghanem is the Attaché for Disarmament and Security Affairs at the Holy See Mission (Geneva).
Floyd Abrams is is Senior Counsel in the firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and represented The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case.
Jefferson Adams is a Professor of History at Sarah Lawrence College and Senior Editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence; his publications include Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence and, most recently, Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond.
Michael J. Adams is a Partner at McGuireWoods, a Commander (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, a former Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former Special Adviser to the Judge Advocate General for International and Operational Law.
Diane Marie Amann (@DianeMarieAmann) is the the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and has served since 2012 as the Special Adviser to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor on Children in and affected by Armed Conflict.
Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga is a Legal Adviser of Mexico to the United Nations.
Matthew Atkins is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a National Security Affairs Fellow (2013-14) at the Hoover Institution.
Amb. (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and served as the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 1997 to 2001.
Bob Bauer is a Professor of Practice and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law. He served as White House Counsel to President Obama and was a senior adviser to the Biden campaign.
Emily Berman is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
Laurie R. Blank is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory Law School.
Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School, and is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas.
Squadron Leader Brick is Acting Staff Officer Legal, Headquarters Air Command, Royal Australian Air Force; she joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1997.
Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Amb. Todd F. Buchwald was U.S. Ambassador and Special Coordinator for Global Criminal Justice from 2015-2017.
Amal Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specializing in international law and human rights. She represents victims of human rights violations in national and international courts including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
Gary Corn is the Director of the Technology, Law & Security Program and Adjunct Professor of Cyber and National Security Law at American University Washington College of Law, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and served as the Staff Judge Advocate to US Cyber Command and as a Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Amb. H.E. Juan Ramón de la Fuente is the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations.
Laura A. Dickinson is a former Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2016-17) and the Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School.
Bonnie Docherty is a 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.
Stephanie Douglas is the Senior Managing Director at Guidepost Solutions and formerly served in the FBI for almost 24 years before retiring in 2013 as Executive Assistant Director for the National Security Branch.
Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School. He retired from the Air Force in 2010 as a Major General.
Jen Easterly (@JenEasterly) is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Fusion Center, responsible for assessing, detecting, and responding to threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents that threats the Firm and its clients. She previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the White House from 2013-2016.
W. Neil Eggleston is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School. He previously served as White House Counsel for President Barack Obama, 2014-2017.
Richard A. Epstein (@RichardAEpstein) is the 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.
Marshall Erwin is the Head of Trust at Mozilla, a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a former Intelligence Specialist at the Congressional Research Service, and a former Counterterrorism Analyst.
Amb. (ret.) Gerald Feierstein is Senior Fellow and Director of Gulf Affairs and Government Relations at the Middle East Institute and served as U.S. Ambassador from 2010 to 2013.
Christopher Fonzone is a 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, and formerly served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
Lt. Col. Chris Ford is a Military Professor at the US Naval War College's Stockton Center for International Law.
Amb. (ret.) Robert Ford was 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.
Lech Garlicki is a 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).
Stuart M. Gerson is a former Acting Attorney General of the United States, Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant United States Attorney.
Michael J. Glennon is a 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), and former Consultant to Various Congressional Committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Lt. Col. Jim Golby (@jimgolby) is 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, and former Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point.
Zachary Goldman was Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law from 2015-2017.
David M. Golove is Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.
Bob Graham was United States Senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005 and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2001 to 2003.
Amb. (ret.) Keith M. Harper (@AmbHarper) is a Partner at Jenner & Block, a Non-Resident Fellow at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, and former United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (2014-2017).
Ian Scott Henderson is Group Captain in the Royal Australian Air Force, Director of the Military Law Centre at the Australian Defence Force, and Deputy-Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law at the Australian Defence Force.
Christof Heyns is a Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and a member of the UN Human Rights Committee.
Brett Holmgren is a former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council and previously served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and a CIA counterterrorism analyst.
Elizabeth Holtzman is a practicing attorney with Herrick Feinstein LLP in NY. She was a four term Congresswoman who served on the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate and voted to impeach Richard Nixon.
Retired Rear Adm. (ret.) John D. Hutson was Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy. Dean Emeritus, University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Amb. (ret.) James F. Jeffrey is a former U.S Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq and currently the Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Chris Jenks (@ChrisJenks_SMU) served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2017-2018) where he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. He is a Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law. He formerly served as Chief of the U.S. Army’s International Law Branch in the Pentagon.
Eric Jensen is a Professor at Brigham Young Law School, Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, former Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch, and former Legal Advisor to US Military Forces in Iraq and Bosnia.
Jeffrey Kahn (@Jeff_Kahn1) is a Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He is the author of Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists (University of Michigan, 2013).
Amb. (ret.) Douglas Kmiec is the Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law and Human Rights at Pepperdine School of Law, former Ambassador of the United States (ret.), and 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 is a Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law, the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, and Director of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law at the University of Cologne. He formerly Served in the German Federal Ministry of Justice.
Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) is a Professor of History at Princeton University. His most recent book, co-authored with Julian Zelizer, is Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 (Norton).
David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC) is the Vice President of Communications for the Bipartisan Policy Center, previously served as press secretary and deputy secretary for media relations at the Department of Homeland Security, and is a retired colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps with more than 20 years of communication/public affairs experience at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jonathan Lee (@JonathanLLee) is a 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, and formerly served at the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Paul Lekas is a former Deputy General Counsel for Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense and a former Special Counsel to the DoD General Counsel.
Larry Lewis (@LarryLewis_) is the 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.
Robert S. Litt is a former General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence ad currently of counsel in Morrison and Foerster’s national security practice.
Kate Martin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Elisa Massimino (@ecmassimino) is the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights at Georgetown University Law Center, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a former Senior Fellow with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a former Practitioner-in-Residence at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the former President and CEO of Human Rights First.
Andrew G. McCabe is former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a CNN legal analyst, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.
Amb. (ret.) Deborah A. McCarthy (@AMB_DMcCarthy) is an expert on U.S. foreign and national security policy with over 30 years of diplomatic experience. She is former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.
Kel McClanahan (@NatlSecCnslrs) is an 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.
Mary B. McCord is a Senior Litigator and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), and she previously served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Michael J. McCord (@Mike_J_McCord) served for eight years 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. He formerly served for 21 years as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee for former Senators and Chairmen Sam Nunn and Carl Levin. He is now Director of Civil-Military Programs at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership and an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
David McCraw is an Assistant General Counsel at The New York Times Company and Lead Litigation Counsel in The Times’s Freedom-of-Information Litigation.
Brian P. McKeon (@bpmckeon64) is Senior Director at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He served as Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Defense (2014-2017) and Acting Under Secretary. In the White House, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council (2012-2014), and as Deputy National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden (2009-2012).
David Medine is Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Michael Meier is a senior civilian adviser to the Army Judge Advocate General on matters related to the Law of Armed Conflict, and he 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.
Juan E. Méndez is a Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence at Washington College of Law-American University, the former UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment (2010-2016), the former Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide (2004-2007), the former Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2000-2003) and as its President in 2002, and a member of the Physicians for Human Rights Advisory Council.
Lisa Monaco is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York University Law School, a 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, the Chief of Staff to Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, and is an Assistant Attorney General for National Security.
Amb. Peter Mulrean is a retired Foreign Service Officer and served as U.S. Ambassador to Haiti. Following his retirement from the State Department in 2017 and until December 2019, he was the Director of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees.
Amb. Cameron Munter (ret.) is a Professor of Practice at Pomona College, former Ambassador to Pakistan (2010-2012), and former Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009).
Sean D. Murphy is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University, President of the American Society of International Law, and member of the UN International Law Commission.
Mark P. Nevitt (@marknevitt) is an Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, previously Class of 1971 Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership & Law at the United States Naval Academy, Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and former commander in the Navy, serving as a tactical jet aviator and attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 20 years.
Chidi Odinkalu is the Senior Legal Officer for the Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Matt Olsen is a former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and General Counsel for the National Security Agency.
Stephen Pomper (@StephenPomper) is the Interim Chief of Policy at the International Crisis Group and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. During the Obama Administration, he served as Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. He also served as Senior Director for African Affairs. Prior to moving to the NSC, he was the Assistant Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs at the Department of State.
Michael Posner (@mikehposner) is the 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), and founding Executive Director and Former President of Human Rights First (1978-2009).
David Pozen is an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, a former Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, and a former Special Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Amb. Stephen Rapp (ret.) is the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice from 2009-2015.
Samuel J. Rascoff is an Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.
Steven R. Ratner is the Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law, and formerly Served in the Legal Division of the ICRC in Geneva (2008-2009).
Robert J. Reinstein is the Clifford Scott Green Chair in Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, a former Vice President of Temple University, a former Dean of Temple Law School, and former Chief of the General Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice.
Barry Robinson is a practicing attorney, former Chief Counsel for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and former Senior Counsel for Corporate Affairs for the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc.
Daniel J. Rosenthal is a 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 is a Lieutenant Colonel and judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps.
Paul Scharre (@paul_scharre) is a 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), and a former Infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment.
David Scheffer is the former Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2006-2020). He was the U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and led the U.S. delegation to U.N. talks to establish the International Criminal Court. He is Vice President of the American Society of International Law and visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book is The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace (Oxford 2019).
Judge Bertram Schmitt is President of the Trial Division and Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber VII and IX at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Stephen A. Seche is the Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, and served at U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 2007 to 2010.
Amb. Dana Shell Smith (ret.) (@AmbDana) is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown University, a Career Foreign Service Officer for 25 years, and served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media, Regional Arabic Spokesperson, and at Embassies/Offices in Egypt, Israel, Gaza, Jordan, and Taiwan.
Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman (ret.) is a former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Kuwait, and former senior advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.
Amrit Singh is a human rights lawyer who directs the project on national security and counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Shirin Sinnar is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.
David Sloss is a Professor at the Santa Clara University of Law.
Amb. Donald Steinberg (ret.) is Executive Director of Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security, the former U.S. Ambassador to Angola and Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and a former member of the U.N. Secretary General’s Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security. Advisory board, Global Governance Forum.
James G. Stewart (@jimgstewart) is an 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, and formerly worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Jake Sullivan is a 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 is the 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), and Member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology (2013)
Robert S. Taylor previously served as Principal Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense, and former Acting General Counsel at the Department of Defense.
Tarek Z. Ismail (@tarekzismail) is the Co-Author of Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecution, Adviser to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and Former Fellow at the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project (2011-2013) at the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Russ Travers retired in July 2020 after a 42-year career in the Intelligence Community; he served in senior positions across multiple intelligence organizations -- including acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, two tours as Senior Director on the National Security Council, and Deputy Director for Policy Support at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Ken Watkin, OMM, CD, QC served 33 years in the Canadian Forces, and four years as the Judge Advocate General. He is the author of Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict.
Sean Watts is a Professor at Creighton University Law School, a Reserve Instructor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, a 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), and is a current Army Reservist.
William S. Dodge is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. He served as Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2011 to 2012 and as Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law from 2012 to 2018.
Andrew Weissmann (@AWeissmann_) is Professor of Practice and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security and at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU School of Law. He served as a lead prosecutor in Robert S. Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office (2017-19), as Chief of the Fraud Section in the Department of Justice (2015-2019), and as General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2011-2013).
Winston Williams is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Lloyd E. Wright is a Virginia farmer and Former Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is a United States Senator for Oregon.
Stephen N. Xenakis (@SteveXen), a psychiatrist and retired Army Brigadier General, serves on the executive boards of The Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and is an Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Julian E. Zelizer (@julianzelizer) is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a New America Fellow. His most recent book, co-authored with Kevin Kruse, is Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 (Norton).