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Beyond the Academy: The fellows of the Center on Law and Security

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The Center on Law and Security funds some of the research of an impressive roster of journalists, scholars, and practitioners.

Peter Bergen
Credentials: Fellow, New America Foundation
Relevant Works: The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader (2006)

Sidney Blumenthal
Credentials: Former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton
Relevant Works: How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime (2006)

Barton Gellman
Credentials: Staff Writer, Washington Post
Relevant Works: Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (2008), expanded from a Pulitzer Prize–winning series in the Washington Post

Nir Rosen
Credentials: Journalist who has worked in occupied Iraq, Somalia, Congo, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, and Lebanon
Relevant Works: The Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter’s Journey into Occupied Iraq (2008); In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of Martyrs in Iraq (2006)

Michael Sheehan
Credentials: Former Deputy Commissioner of Counterterrorism, NYPD; former Assistant Secretary General, U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Relevant Works: Crush the Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism Without Terrorizing Ourselves (2008)

Lawrence Wright
Credentials: Staff writer, New Yorker
Relevant Works: The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006), winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction

In addition to the current fellows above, former fellows whose work has been supported in part by the Center on Law and Security include: Tara McKelvey, senior editor at the American Prospect and author of the anthology One of the Guys: Female Torturers and Aggressors; the late Amos Elon, historian and social critic who wrote Israelis: Founders and Sons, among several other books; Baltasar Garzón, magistrate for Spain’s National Court, who has ordered the arrest of Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden; and Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for the Washington Post who wrote The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military.

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