Our democracy, built on the foundation of the Constitution, demands open and rigorous debate, particularly when it comes to how we protect our individual and collective security and advance our fundamental values and human rights in the world. The Center not only shapes the conversation, but drives it. Our faculty and adjuncts publish scholarly books and articles regularly, and the Center publishes the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, the only peer reviewed journal dedicated to national security law and policy.

We are now launching the National Security 360 Forum, a multi-disciplinary forum where diverse experts, practitioners, and leaders will grapple with the complex problems our 360 Incubator is tackling.


  • Laura Donohue delivers Recalling the Fourth Amendment, at the Hancock Symposium at Westminster College on the anniversary of the anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech, Sept. 15, 2015.
  • David Cole discusses the value of privacy with Judge Richard Posner at the Cybercrime and the Fourth Amendment conference, December 5, 2014.



Book Chapters and Collected Works

Regular Columnists



  • Rosa Brooks, Why Obama’s Assurance of ‘No Boots on the Ground’ Isn’t So Reassuring, The Washington Post (September 26, 2014)
  • Rosa Brooks, A Call to Rally, The New York Times (June 26, 2014).
  • Rosa Brooks and John P. Abizaid, U.S. Should Take the Lead on Setting Global Norms for Drone Strikes,The Washington Post (June 26, 2014).
  • Rosa Brooks, The Man Who Knew Too Little, The American Prospect (January 8, 2014) (Review of John Rizzo’s memoir, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy & Crisis in the CIA)