New Additions to the Lawfare Team

By Benjamin Wittes
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM

I'm excited to announce three new additions to Lawfare's roster of contributing editors---all of whom have written for the site before and will be familiar to our readers.

Timothy H. Edgar is a visiting scholar at the Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and has also taught at the Georgetown University Law Center and Boston University. He was the first-ever director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff during President Obama’s first term, focusing on cybersecurity, open government, surveillance and data privacy. Under George W. Bush, Mr. Edgar was the first deputy for civil liberties for the director of national intelligence, from 2006 to 2009. He was the national security counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union from 2001 to 2006.

Susan Landau is a faculty member in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Department of Social Science and Policy Studies, where she works on cybersecurity, privacy, and public policy. She has been a senior staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Wesleyan University and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Cornell, and Yale, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. She is the author of Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies, and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption.

Finally, Amy Zegart is the Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford University (by courtesy), and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. She teaches and writes about intelligence challenges, congressional oversight, and national security policy. Her books include Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI and the Origins of 9/11, and Flawed by Design, which chronicles the development of the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Council. From 1999 to 2011, she was a public policy professor at UCLA. She also spent four years as a McKinsey & Company management consultant.

Please join me in welcoming them aboard.