Big News from Our Center

We are thrilled to announce that we will be renamed the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, in honor of the family of NYU Law alumni Rick Reiss and his late wife Bonnie Feldman Reiss, whose generous financial support and leadership have been critical to the work of the Center and to fostering NYU Law’s role as a leading institution for national security scholarship and dialogue.

In conjunction with this announcement, we are delighted to share a number of exciting developments at the Reiss Center. We invite you to browse through our updated website to learn more.


  • People: We have made exciting additions to our Faculty Co-Directors; welcomed a new Executive Director, Rachel Goldbrenner, and added a number of distinguished thought leaders and practitioners to our Fellows and Affiliates.
  • Agenda: We are cognizant of the rapid change and disruption in the world today—from geopolitics to technology—and how the larger context of national security law and policy has evolved in the decade-and-a-half since the Center’s inception. In response to these developments, we will be organizing and expanding our work within three overarching areas, described in our Programs page. We will also continue to collaborate on critical cybersecurity issues with the NYU Center for Cybersecurity and will draw from our rich legacy of work on enduring national security challenges.
  • Partnerships: Just Security, the online forum on law, rights and U.S. national security, will now be based at the Reiss Center, while still remaining editorially independent.
  • Students: As part of our commitment to mentoring and preparing the next generation of national security professionals, we have created a Students Scholars Program.

We hope that you will join us to celebrate these developments and kick off this new chapter of our work at our inaugural fall national security conference, “National Security and Shifting Geopolitics: Challenges at Home and Abroad,” on Monday, October 22. Please find further information and register for our event. And please stay tuned for our future events, projects, and publications from the Reiss Center on Law and Security.