The 2020 Election & Security: Threats of Political Violence, Cyberattacks, & More
October 8, 2020 at 6pm ET

 

 

Three national security experts will discuss threats facing the 2020 election, including the dangers posed by extremist violence, malicious cyberattacks, disinformation spreading online, and more. The HCHSAA will be hosting a panel discussion by academic and practitioner experts, including:

 
Rachel Goldbrenner '97 (moderator), Executive Director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law
Joshua Geltzer '01, founding Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center
Ambassador Karen Kornbluh '80, Senior Fellow and Director of Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.


To particiapte in the event, please sign up for our Zoom meeting here, or view the discussion on Facebook Live by going here.

 
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Rachel Goldbrenner, Joshua Gletzer, and Amdassador Karen Kornbluh
 
Rachel Goldbrenner is the Executive Director of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. She previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Permanent Representative in the Washington Office of the U.S. Mission to the UN, where she advised Ambassador Samantha Power on issues related to Asia, Europe, cybersecurity, international humanitarian law, global health and development, and cross-cutting regional and strategic national security matters. She also served at the National Security Council as director for multilateral affairs and human rights, where she coordinated interagency policy on issues relating to atrocities prevention, transitional justice, and countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East; and as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the State Department. Before entering government, she practiced in the international litigation and arbitration group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. She has worked as a foreign policy and national security analyst at several U.S.-based think-tanks. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project and a Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands. Goldbrenner has a J.D. from NYU Law School and a BA from UC Berkeley.

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 International Security Program Fellow at New America and an Executive Editor at Just Security.

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 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 writings have appeared in a wide range of scholarly and popular publications including The Atlantic, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, Defense One, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Constitutional Law, the New York Times, Parameters, Politico, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and the Washington Post. He has appeared on BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and more.

Geltzer is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative Board, and a member of the Hostage US Board of Directors.

Ambassador Karen Kornbluh is Senior Fellow and Director of Digital Innocation and Democract Initiative at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. She served u
nder President Barack Obama as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where her work was profiled in the New York Times. As a leading technology policy expert, she has published broadly, including in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and numerous other outlets.

Ambassador Kornbluh served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Treasury Department and in a number of senior positions at the Federal Communications Commission. She was on the Senate staff of John F. Kerry. In the private sector she was Executive Vice President for external affairs at Nielsen and a senior advisor to McKinsey. She began her career as an economic forecaster at Townsend-Greenspan.

She was the Senior Fellow for Digital Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Mozilla Fellow, a visiting fellow at the Center for American Policy, and a Markle Fellow. She continues to serve on the board of the Open Technology Fund, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations