September 25, 2013

Just security blog

To celebrate its official launch Just Security hosted an event at NYU Washington, DC. The event included a roundtable discussion on national security leaks and the press entitled, “When Reporting is a Crime: National Security and the Press After Snowden and Sterling,” with welcoming remarks from Ryan Goodman and Steve Vladeck, Co-Editors-in-Chief of Just Security.

Just Security officially launched on Monday, September 23, 2013 at

Just Security is a new online platform that will provide a forum for high-level discussion of law, rights, and U.S. national security. Drawing primarily from the blog’s Board of Editors but also Guest Posts, the first few weeks will feature: individuals with significant U.S. government experience like Harold Koh and Ambassador Cameron Munter; civil society attorneys like Shaheed Fatima (U.K.) and Hina Shamsi (U.S.); law professors like Orin Kerr and Michael Schmitt; and other leading voices like Jennifer Granick, Luis Moreno Ocampo and Julian Sanchez. Just Security’s primary target audience and readership includes governmental officials and legislators, foreign policy experts, and journalists who work on U.S. national security and international affairs. Just Security will provide balanced and broad perspectives that include: constitutional analyses of major legislation and Executive actions; information about the impact of U.S. national security policies inside foreign countries; and scrutiny of international legal developments that could affect U.S. actions. Just Security’s objective is to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to the most pressing national security problems that decision-makers face and aims to become a “must-read” for individuals inside and outside of the government who work on U.S. national security.


Meet the Moderator

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick


Dahlia Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek, a senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate, writes the column "Supreme Court Dispatches" and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues.

Meet the Panel

Bob Corn-Revere

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Lucy Dalglish

Steve Vladeck

Charlie Savage

Kenneth Wainstein

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Just Security will be based at New York University School of Law.