Dr. Rostow is Distinguished Research Professor at the National Defense University, specializing in international and national security law and affairs, and is also Senior Director of the Center for Strategic Research. Dr. Rostow is also a Senior Research Scholar an Adjunct Professor at the Yale Law School. Prior to joining NDU Dr. Rostow served as University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs at the State University of New York. Previously his public service positions include: General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Charles H. Stockton Chair in International Law, U.S. Naval War College; Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Counsel and Deputy Staff Director to the House Select Committee on Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China, 1998-99 (the Cox Committee investigation of high technology transfers to China); Special Assistant to Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush for National Security Affairs and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council; Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; and Counsel to the President’s Special Review Board (The Tower Board), investigating the Iran-Contra Affair. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale, and his Ph.D. in history and J.D., also from Yale. His extensive publications are in the fields of diplomatic history, international law, and issues of U.S. national security and foreign policy.