Joshua Geltzer serves as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America.

Geltzer served from 2015 to 2017 as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff, having served previously as Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and, before that, as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Geltzer received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and his PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Before that, he attended Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

He is the author of US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and al-Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World-View, published by Routledge; and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Parameters, Politico, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Journal of Constitutional Law, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Washington Post.


Book Chapters and Collected Works

Joshua Alexander Geltzer, Akhil Reed Amar & Lindsey Ohlsson Worth, Reconstructing the Republic: The Great Transition of the 1860s, in Transitions: Legal Change, Legal Meanings 98-129 (Austin Sarat ed., Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press 2012). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Joshua Alexander Geltzer, Of Suspension, Due Process, and Guantanamo: The Reach of the Fifth Amendment After Boumediene and the Relationship Between Habeas Corpus and Due Process, 14 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 719-780 (2012). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Joshua Alexander Geltzer, Decisions Detained: The Courts' Embrace of Complexity in Guantánamo-Related Litigation, 29 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 94-131 (2011). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Michael German, Robert Kobus, Jane Turner, Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, National Whistleblower Center, and Project on Government Oversight as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Parkinson v. Dep't of Justice, No. 17-1098 (U.S. Mar. 8, 2018).
Brief of Amicus Curiae Fair Punishment Project in Support of Petitioner, Hidalgo v. Arizona, No. 17-251 (U.S. Sept. 15, 2017).