Laura K. Donohue
Laura Donohue is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. She writes on the history of national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her most recent book, The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (Cambridge University Press, April 2008) analyzes the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech. Professor Donohue has held fellowships at Stanford Law School's Center for Constitutional Law, Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Fellow in the International Security Program as well as the Executive Session for Domestic Preparedness. In 2001 the Carnegie Corporation named her to its Scholars Program, funding the project, Security and Freedom in the Face of Terrorism. She took up the award at Stanford, where she taught in the Departments of History and Political Science and directed a project for the United States Departments of Justice and State and, later, Homeland Security, on mass-casualty terrorist incidents. In 2008–09 she clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Donohue obtained her AB in Philosophy (with Honors) from Dartmouth College, her MA in Peace Studies (with Distinction) from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, her JD (with Distinction) from Stanford Law School, and her PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, England.
Nadia Asancheyev joined the Center from private practice in New York, where she was a litigator focusing on white collar criminal defense. Previously, Nadia was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Owen, on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has extensive experience in a variety of national security concerns, including the state secrets privilege, Guantanamo detainee issues, including Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and on behalf of four Chinese Uighur detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo. Nadia holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Daskal joined the Center from the Department of Justice, where she served as a Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. She spent her first year there working on the Detention Policy Task Force. Previously, she was the Senior Counterterrrorism Counsel for Human Rights Watch. Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney for three years at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In 2001-2002, Jen clerked for Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York. Jen received a BA in history from Brown University. She has an MA in economics from Cambridge University, England, where she was a Marshall scholar, and a JD from Harvard University (magna cum laude). She is a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
Itamar Mann studies national security law, immigration, and legal theory. His dissertation explores the foundations of human rights through a history of international legal responses to “boat people” since the mid 20th century. At Georgetown, he will also be working on projects on the regulation of technology professionals developing advanced weapon systems, and on the law pertaining to hunger strikes. In 2010-2011, Itamar was awarded Yale Law School’s Bernstein fellowship for International Human Rights, and conducted field research in Greece and Turkey. Before that, he practiced as a lawyer in Israel, and was active particularly in cases concerning the rights of security prisoners, and those of detained asylum seekers. Itamar holds an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University, where he also studied philosophy, and an L.L.M. from Yale Law School, where he is completing his J.S.D.
Robert Hoekstra is a current LLM student in National Security Law and pursuing a Certificate in International Human Rights Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is concurrently pursuing an MA in War Studies from King's College London, focusing on regional conflict studies. Robert has worked with nongovernmental organizations including the American Red Cross, the International Human Rights Law Institute, the International Security and Biopolicy Institute, and the Georgetown Center on National Security Law researching national security issues and has written papers on topics such as counter-insurgency operations, autonomous weapons systems, and the use of private security companies in intelligence gathering. Robert Hoekstra holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul College of Law with a Certificate in International and Comparative Law and a BA in Economics from University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice in the State of New York.
Nicole Stillwell received her National Security Law LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. Prior to attending Georgetown, she received a juris doctor in civil law and certificate in international legal studies at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans Louisiana. Nicole has interned at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Division for Treaty Affairs in the office for the Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch where she performed research in support of rule of law programs in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Additionally, she published the article, Robbers or Robinhoods: A Study of the Somali Pirate Crisis and a Call to Develop an International Framework to Combat Maritime Terrorism, 7 Loy. Mar. L.J. 129 (2008).