Center on National Security

Founding Year: 2011



Karen J. Greenberg (Director)

A non-partisan, educational research center at Fordham University School of Law that is providing tools to better understand national security issues, with a special focus on terrorism. Has hosted >80 public events on topics such as drones and targeted killings, surveillance law and policy, the evolving military, cyber security, international terrorism, US-Middle East policy, and conflicts between the executive branch, the courts, and Congress.


  • The Soufan Group Morning Brief, a daily newsletter that covers the most important national security, terrorism, and foreign policy stories of the day.
  • Periodic Fact Sheets from the Terrorism Trials Database.
  • By the Numbers: ISIS Cases in the United States (June 2015), A comprehensive report on alleged ISIS supporters and their motivations.
  • Case by Case: ISIS Prosecutions in the United States (July 2016) – In collaboration with The New York Times, updating its prior examination and providing new avenues of research and analysis.
  • The Stroz Friedberg Cyber Brief, a weekly roundup of cyber news, highlights developments in cybersecurity law and policy.

Note: Greenberg is author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State (2017). The center’s 16 fellows include John Brennan, director of the CIA under Barack Obama (2013-2017).

Center on National Security contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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