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Board of Directors / Fellows / Staff
CAST draws on experts from academia, government, and the corporate sectors to provide policy and operational analyses. CAST projects are often conducted in cooperation with other research organizations that enable research with a wide range of views and expertise. 

Gary Brown

Senior Fellow

Colonel Gary Brown (USAF, ret.) is a CAST senior fellow and a speaker and writer on cyberspace law and policy.  He was the first senior legal counsel at U.S. Cyber Command, and also worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, where he was served as an international lawyer and delegation chief of communications.  He has written a number of articles and book chapters on international law and the law of armed conflict applicable to cyberwarfare. Col. Brown was involved in writing both Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (as an official observer) and Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations (as a member of the international group of legal experts).  He was the on-camera cyber law expert in Alex Gibney’s documentary film about Stuxnet, Zero Days.

Camille Francois

Fellow

Ms. Francois is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Visiting Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.  Ms. Francois is a native of France.  She received her BA from Princeton University and her MA from Columbia University where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

Elliott Fink

Fellow

Mr. Fink focuses his research on international security issues and the Middle East.  He received his BA Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Brooklyn College and his MA in Political Science from Columbia University.

Daniel Gallington

Senior Fellow

Mr. Gallington is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he teaches National Security Law. He has written hundreds of articles on national security policy and was an early advocate of “managed stress testing” for critical cyber infrastructures. As Special Assistant for Policy to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, he performed the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and later performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Territorial Security, as bi-partisan General Counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice. Gallington served four years in Geneva as a Member of the United States Delegation and as Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s Representative to the Defense and Space Talks with the former Soviet Union. He served as Executive Director to the Defense Policy Board, General Counsel for the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight and General Counsel to the United States Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office. Gallington received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his LLM (International Law) from the University of Michigan Law School.

Thomas Garwin

Board of Directors / Senior Fellow

Mr. Garwin joined CAST as a Director and Senior Fellow working on projects in the cybersecurity and broader national security areas.  He most recently served at the Agency for International Development (USAID) as the senior advisor to the Administrator, providing guidance on various government programs, management processes, policies and analytic methods that are of particular interest to the Administrator.  Mr. Garwin was a former director of impact planning and improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as with the MacArthur Foundation.  Previously he served in a number of U.S. Government positions at the Department of Defense and the Congress.  He received his A.B. from Harvard where he also completed his M.A. and Ph.D. requirements.

Seth Jacobson

Senior Fellow

Mr. Jacobson has been a Senior Fellow at CAST since 2005. The focus of his research is energy infrastructure security. He has presented this research at events hosted by the RAND Corporation, the Aspen Institute, the California Energy Commission, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Truman National Security Project. In addition, Mr. Jacobson has served as an analyst with both the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group and the Riordan Institute for Urban Homeland Security. He earned both a Master of Public Policy with Highest Honors and an MBA from UCLA, as well an AB in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard College.

Catherine Lotrionte

Senior Fellow

Dr. Lotrionte is the Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security at Georgetown University where she teaches on national security law and intelligence. The focus of her research is on the Institute focus on the role of international and domestic law in recent and upcoming developments in cyber technology and cyber threats.  In 2002 she was appointed to be Counsel to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House.  She has also served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Previously she was Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, and also served in the U.S. Department of Justice.  Dr. Lotrionte earned her Ph.D. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from New York University.  She is the author of numerous publications, including a forthcoming book concerning U.S. national security law in the post-Cold War era. She is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences held by academic, military, government, and media organizations and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Farhana Qazi

Senior Fellow

Ms. Qazi is a CAST Senior Fellow as well as a scholar and speaker on conflicts in the Islamic world.  She advises US policymakers, appears regularly in the meda and is a frequent speaker at US government events and international conferences.  Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The Internatinoal Herald Tribune, Social Research, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Islamic Monthly Magazine, The Journal of International Women's Studies, Oxford Analytica, Reuters, Al Rasub, Levant News, Middle East Times, Terrorisim Monitor, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Dawn and others.  She is the author of two forthcoming books: Secrets of the Valley: A Personal Journey to the War in Kashmir Between India and Pakistan (Pharos) about the people of Kashmir; and Not My Religion: An Inside Look at the Women of Radical Islam, that questions the motivations and recruitment of female extremists.

Nicolas Rostow

Board of Directors / Senior Fellow

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.

Jeffrey Simon

Senior Fellow

Dr. Simon is a CAST Senior Fellow and internationally recognized expert on terrorism and political violence.  He is also a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UCLA and author of two critically acclaimed books on terrorism, The Terrorist Trap: America’s Experience with Terrorism and Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat.  A former RAND analyst, Dr. Simon has conducted research and analysis on terrorism for over 30 years.  He earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

John P. Sullivan

Senior Fellow

Dr. Sullivan is a career police officer specializing in emergency operations, terrorism, and intelligence.  He also serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  He has been instrumental in organizing counter-terrorism operations in the Southern California area for over a decade.  He was the founder of the LA Terrorism Early Warning Group and has integrated counter-terrorism operations with federal, state and local law enforcement activities.  Dr. Sullivan has also engaged in research related to Mexican drug cartels and their infiltration of the U.S.  He is co-author of Studies in Gangs and CartelsCrime Wars and Narco Terrorism in the Americas: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology,Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology, co-editor of Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network, Global Biosecurity: Threats and Responses.  His current research focus is terrorism, transnational gangs and organized crime, conflict disaster, intelligence studies, post-conflict policing, sovereignty, and urban operations.

Paul Swallow

Senior Fellow

Dr. Swallow is a former senior counter-terrorism intelligence officer with New Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and Counter-Terrorism command in London.  Specialising in the international aspects of counter-terrorism, he represented the UK in bodies such as NATO, Europol and Interpol. He spent some years working in Paris with the French police and intelligence services. Paul subsequently undertook senior roles in risk management, business continuity and physical security with the New York Stock Exchange Euronext Group.  Dr. Swallow has an undergraduate degree in modern languages, a Master’s degree in Risk Management researching the threat posed to businesses by the animal rights movement, and a PhD in which he explored the development of international police cooperation. He is a visiting lecturer at two UK universities and has published several articles on security related topics.

Abraham R. Wagner

Board of Directors / Senior Fellow

Dr. Wagner teaches in the areas of national security law and intelligence at the Columbia Law School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he is a Senior Research Fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.  He has recently served as a Visiting Professor at New York University and the UCLA School of Law on topics of national security strategy, intelligence operations, and legal issues related to surveillance.  Dr. Wagner writes and consults on national security issues, with a focus on technical issues, such as the evolving threat from cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, and legal issues related to electronic surveillance.  Dr. Wagner also serves as a consultant to several U.S. Government agencies.  Prior to joining the Columbia faculty Dr. Wagner served in the U.S. Government, holding positions at the National Security Council, the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.  He is the author of numerous books and articles, and is the co-author of the forthcoming legal text Cybersecurity and Cyberlaw (2014).  Dr. Wagner holds MA, PhD. and J.D. degrees.

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