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Reiss Center on Law and Security

Joined in August 2020

About Us

The Reiss Center on Law and Security is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute focused on cultivating an informed dialogue, educating the next generation of leaders and fostering groundbreaking research on the vital legal, policy and strategic questions that will shape the national security field for years to come. The Center convenes panels, conferences and workshops; publishes research and writing on innovative and topical issues for both academic and popular discourse, ranging from short-form pieces to major research projects; and creates academic programs and resources for students at NYU School of Law. The Reiss Center is also home to Just Security, the online forum on law, rights and national security.

The Reiss Center’s Executive Director, Faculty Directors and Fellows/Affiliates have significant collective experience in national security law and policy. Current and former affiliates include: a former homeland security advisor to the President; numerous former government attorneys, including a former White House Counsel, a former Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council and former General Counsel of the FBI; a former Director of Policy Planning at the State Department; a former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; regional and foreign policy experts; and legal scholars.

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary research institute at New York University that is dedicated to training current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping both public discourse and the legal, policy and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity. Its unique structure as a partnership between NYU School of Law and the Tandon School of Engineering (along with other NYU schools and departments) provides exciting opportunities to examine cybersecurity law and policy while supported by deep technical expertise. CCS also runs several scholarship programs for law and engineering students to help enrich students in the cyber field.

CCS’ recent activities at NYU School of Law have included conferences on cybercrime enforcementwomen leaders in cybersecuritytransatlantic perspectives on data privacy and security; and emerging deepfake technology in the public and private sector contexts. Affiliates of CCS include the former General Counsel of Verizon; former Chief of Economic Crimes in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey; and a host of experts in engineering, policy and regulation.

The Reiss Center on Law and Security is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute focused on cultivating an informed dialogue, educating the next generation of leaders and fostering groundbreaking research on the vital…

Issue Areas Include

  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • International Relations
  • Policy
  • Science & Technology

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