Anthony C. Arend

Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. On July 1, 2008, he became the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. With Professor Christopher C. Joyner, he founded the Institute for International Law &Politics at Georgetown and served as co-director of the Institute from 2003-2008. His is also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to coming to Georgetown, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He has also served as an Articles Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. Dr. Arend’s teaching interests are in the areas of international law, international organization, international relations, international legal philosophy, and constitutional law of United States foreign relations. Dr. Arend received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs of the University of Virginia. He received a B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman is a professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service with a concurrent appointment with the Georgetown Department of Government. He served as director of Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and Center for Security Studies from 2005 until 2010. Professor Byman is a Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. From 2002 to 2004 he served as a Professional Staff Member with the 9/11 Commission and with the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Before joining the Inquiry Staff he was the Research Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation. Previous to this, Professor Byman worked as an analyst on the Middle East for the U.S. government. He is the author of A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism (Oxford, 2011);The Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad (Wiley, 2007);Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism (Cambridge, 2005);Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflict (Johns Hopkins, 2002);and co-author of Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from the Iraqi Civil War (Brookings, 2007) and The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (Cambridge, 2002). Professor Byman has also written extensively on a range of topics related to terrorism, international security, civil and ethnic conflict, and the Middle East. His recent articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, as well as journals including Political Science Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Security, and Journal of Strategic Studies.

Bruce Hoffman

Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for nearly four decades. He is a tenured professor in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where he is also the Director of both the Center for Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program. Professor Hoffman previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND’s Washington, D.C. Office. He was recently appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve as a commissioner on the Independent Commission to Review the FBI’s Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization. Professor Hoffman was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006;an adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and from 2004-2005 an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. He was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group. He is the author of Inside Terrorism (1998 &2006). Professor Hoffman’s forthcoming books, The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: Cases From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death will be published in 2014, and Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, in 2015. A thoroughly revised, third edition of Inside Terrorism will be published in 2016.

Nancy Sherman

Nancy Sherman is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. From 1997-1999, she served as inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing the brigade-wide military ethics course and the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. She has research training in psychoanalysis from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and regularly consults with military and veterans groups on issues of ethics, resilience, and posttraumatic stress. In October 2005, she visited Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as part of an independent observer team assessing the medical and mental health care of detainees; in 2011-2012 she attended the Vice Chief of the U.S. Army’s Suicide Prevention Group. She has written on issues of ethics, military ethics, moral psychology and the emotions, and ancient, Stoic, and Kantian moral philosophy. Her books include The Fabric of Character (1989), Making a Necessity of Virtue (1997), Stoic Warriors (2005), The Untold War (2010) and Making Peace with War (2015). She has been a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013-2014.