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.
Shaharzad Akbar (@ShaharzadAkbar) is currently an Academy Fellow on Human Rights at Chatham House and the former Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. She was previously Deputy on the Afghan National Security Council for Peace and Civilian Protection and served as Country Director for Open Society Afghanistan from 2014 to 2017.
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 Legal and Sanctions Coordinator 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.
Admiral (ret.) Ami Ayalon is a former Director of the Israel Security Agency (the Shin Bet), a former Commander of Israel's Navy and a former Flotilla 13 (Israel's Navy SEALs) commando. He is a co-founder of the Israeli NGO Blue White Future.
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.
Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) became President of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in March 2015. Prior to joining CREW, he served from 2013 to 2015 as Director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the United States Sentencing Commission. Before that, Bookbinder served as Chief Counsel for Criminal Justice for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked from 2005 to 2013.
Liam Brennan (@LBNewHaven) is the Inspector General in Hartford, Connecticut. A former federal prosecutor and legal aid attorney, he has served as the head of the Public Corruption Task Force in Connecticut, the executive director of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and a staff attorney for New Haven Legal Assistance.
Squadron Leader Brick is Acting Staff Officer Legal, Headquarters Air Command, Royal Australian Air Force; she joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1997.
Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation.
Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Todd F. Buchwald served as U.S. Ambassador and Special Coordinator for Global Criminal Justice from 2015-2017. He is a member of the U.N. Committee Against Torture, and is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School,
Justice Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa is a member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom and a former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Colombia. He also served as the Presidential Advisor for the Constituent Assembly of Colombia, preparing the articles that addressed freedom of expression and access to information in Colombia’s Draft Constitution.
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.
George W. Croner (@GeorgeCroner) is former principal litigation counsel at the National Security Agency. He is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a member of the Advisory Council at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Erik Dahl (@ ErikJDahl1 ) is associate professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the author of Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond (Georgetown University Press, 2013). His latest book is The COVID-19 Intelligence Failure: Why Warning Was Not Enough (forthcoming with Georgetown University Press). He is also a former chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association, and prior to his academic career he served 21 years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Brian I. Daniels (@DrBrianIDaniels) is the director of research and programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He also advises the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and serves as vice president for cultural heritage of the Archaeological Institute of America, vice president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, and the secretary of the ICOM Disaster Resilient Museums International Committee.
Aude Darnal (@audedarnal) is an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s New American Engagement Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, focusing on the critical analysis and understanding of armed conflicts and of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 senior researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch. She is also a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and director of the clinic’s Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative.
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 served as White House Counsel for President Barack Obama, 2014-2017; he is a Lecturer of Law at Harvard Law School.
Ambassador Norman Eisen (ret.) (@NormEisen) served in the White House as special counsel and special assistant to the president for ethics and government reform and as ambassador to the Czech Republic under President Barack Obama, as well as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee from 2019–20, including for the first impeachment and trial of President Donald Trump.
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.
Eugene R. Fidell (@globalmjreform) is Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School; of counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. He is the author of Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2016), co-author of Military Justice: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2020), and edits the Global Military Justice Reform blog.
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 (@fordrs58) 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.
Hamid A. Formuli (@formulian) is currently a senior fellow on human rights at the Center for Dialogue and Progress - Geneva. He is a former career diplomat with years of experience in multilateral diplomacy. He headed the Human Rights section of the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to UN in Geneva and worked as Special Aide to the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation of Afghanistan.
Ambassador Daniel Fried (@AmbDanFried) is Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He previously served as Special Assistant and NSC Senior Director for Presidents Clinton and Bush, Ambassador to Poland, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe (2005-09), and State Department Coordinator for Sanctions 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).
Beth George is former acting General Counsel at the Department of Defense, and currently a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati (WSGR). She is a non-resident senior fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.
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.
Ambassador Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco is an Ambassador of Mexico, Member of the International Law Commission (2012-2022), and Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations.
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.
Trey Grayson (@KYTrey) is a member of Frost Brown Todd and managing director of the firm’s government relations subsidiary, CivicPoint. He served two terms as Kentucky’s Secretary of State, during which time, he was chosen by his colleagues to be President of the National Association of Secretaries of State and Chair of the Republican Association of Secretaries of State.
Ambassador (ret.) Keith M. Harper (@AmbHarper) is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Human Rights & Global Strategies Practice at Jenner & Block, a Senior Fellow at the Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and former United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (2014-2017). In April 2022 he was appointed an Independent Expert on the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for a three-year term commencing in January 1, 2023.
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.
Charles P. Henry is professor emeritus of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He was appointed by President Clinton to the National Council on the Humanities in 1994, and served as an office director in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 1993 to 1994.
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.
Francine Hirsch (@FranHirsch) is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell, 2005). and Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II (Oxford, 2020).
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.
Assistant Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
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.
Larry Johnson served in the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs during various periods between 1971 and 2008, including as Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, and is currently a Professorial Lecturer at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.
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).
Adam Klein is Director of the Program on Technology, Security, and Global Affairs at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He formerly served as Chairman of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal agency that oversees counterterrorism and intelligence programs.
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).
Philip Lacovara served as Deputy Solicitor General of the United States (for Criminal and National Security Matters), Counsel to the Watergate Special Prosecutor, and President of The District of Columbia Bar.
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. This article represents the opinion of the author alone, and not that of Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.
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.
Douglas London (@douglaslondon5) is the author of "The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence," and teaches intelligence studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He served in the CIA's Clandestine Service for more than 34 years, mostly in the Middle East, South and Central Asia and Africa, including three assignments as a Chief of Station and as the CIA’s Counterterrorism Chief for South and Southwest Asia.
Joseph Margulies is Professor of the Practice of Law and Government at Cornell University.
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.
Michael Matheson was an attorney in the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. State Department for 28 years, completing his work there as Acting Legal Adviser. During that time he led the U.S. effort to revive international prosecution of war crimes through the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, and he served as Ambassador to the international negotiations on conventional weapons. He then taught international law for 20 years at George Washington University Law School and other institutions, including Oxford and Stanford.
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 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 Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. 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).
P. Michael McKinley was a career foreign service officer at the State Department for 37 years until his resignation in October 2019 over the Ukraine scandal. His last position was as senior advisor to the Secretary of State. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Brazil. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times, among other publications.
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.
Professor Dario Milo (@Dariomilo) is a member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom and a partner at Webber Wentzel attorneys in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an expert at Columbia University's Global Freedom of Expression initiative and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Media Law.
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.
Cameron Munter (@MunterCameron) is a retired U.S. career diplomat whose final assignment was ambassador to Pakistan. He taught at Pomona College and Columbia Law School, and was president of the EastWest Institute, engaging in international conflict mediation. He is currently on the board of advisors of Just Security as well as other corporate and nonprofit organizations. He lives in Prague, where he consults globally.
Sean D. Murphy is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University, former 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.
Raoul Peck is a writer, director, and producer (“I Am Not Your Negro,” “Exterminate All the Brutes”) and the former Minister of Culture of Haiti.
Danya Perry (@Edanyaperry) is Founding Partner at Perry Guha LLP. She is former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of New York, and former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New York and Chief of Investigations for the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.
Orni Petruschka is an Israeli high-tech entrepreneur, social activist and a philanthropist, and formerly served as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force. He is a co-founder of the Israeli NGO Blue White Future.
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.
Balakrishnan Rajagopal (@adequatehousing) assumed his function as Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing on May 1, 2020. He is Professor of Law and Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a lawyer by training.
Amb. Stephen Rapp (ret.) formerly served as U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice from 2009-2015, prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and senior trial attorney and chief of prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa in 1993-2001. He is Senior Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide, and at Oxford University’s Center for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict.
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).
Natalie L. Reid is Co-Chair of the Public International Law Group and a Partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
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.
Francisco R. Rodríguez (@frrodriguezc) is a Venezuelan economist and currently director and founder of Oil for Venezuela, a non-profit organization focused on finding solutions to Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. He previously served as Head of the Economic and Financial Advisory of the Venezuelan National Assembly (2000-2004), Head of the Research Team of the United Nations’ Human Development Report Office (2008-2011), and Chief Andean Economist for Bank of America (2011-2016).
Eric Rosand (@RosandEric) is the Executive Director of the Strong Cities Network, a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at The Soufan Center where he is co-leading the Securing the Future Initiative (SFI). Until March 2016 he served in the Obama Administration as a senior counterterrorism official in the U.S. Department of State.
Menachem Z. Rosensaft is Associate Executive Vice President and General Counsel at World Jewish Congress. He teaches about the law of genocide at the law schools of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He is the author of “Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen” (Kelsay Books, 2021). Follow the World Jewish Congress on Twitter (@WorldJewishCong).
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.
Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in 100 countries. Follow him on Twitter @KenRoth.
Mark J. Rozell (@MarkJRozellGMU) is dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University where he holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Faculty Chair in Public Policy. He is author or co-author of eleven books, including Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy and Accountability (4th edition, University Press of Kansas, 2020).
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.
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.
David Schwendiman served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice for over twenty-five years. He was the Chief Prosecutor of the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague from 2016 to 2018. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.
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.
Gilead Sher (@GileadSher) was Chief of Staff and policy coordinator to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, a senior negotiator at the Camp David summit and Taba talks (1999-2001), and a delegate to the 1995 Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement negotiations under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He is a co-founder of the Israeli NGO Blue White Future.
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.
Adam Smith served as the senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and as the director for multilateral affairs on the National Security Council from 2010-2015. He is a Partner at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
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.
Gregory F. Treverton (@gregtreverton) was Chair of the U.S. National Intelligence Council until January 2017. He is now Professor of the Practice at Dornsife College, University of Southern California, Chair of the Global TechnoPolitics Forum and Executive Advisor to SMA Corporation.
Laurence H. Tribe (@tribelaw) is Carl M. Loeb University Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus at Harvard University. He is the author of more than 115 books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, the most frequently cited treatise on U.S. constitutional law since 1950. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice at the Justice Department.
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 (@ProfBillDodge) 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 is a Founding Editor of Transnational Litigation Blog and served as Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State (2011-2012) and as Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law (2012-2018).
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.
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).