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On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Reiss Center on Law and Security and the National Security Law Society welcomed our fourth speaker of the 2023-2024 season of A Road Less Traveled: Tess Bridgeman (’10), Co-Editor-in-Chief, Just Security; Senior Fellow & Visiting Scholar, Reiss Center on Law and Security. Former: Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council; Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, US Department of State.

Event Details

March 1, 2024

12:15  – 1:15 p.m.

Furman Hall

Room 120


Speaker Bio

Dr. Tess Bridgeman (@bridgewriter) is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security. She served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President, Associate Counsel to the President, and Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) during the Obama administration. She also served at the State Department in the Office of the Legal Adviser as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser and, prior to that role, as an Attorney Adviser in the Office of Political-Military Affairs.

Bridgeman is a Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at NYU Law School’s Reiss Center on Law and Security, where she created the War Powers Resolution Reporting Project. She chairs the American Society of International Law’s Strategic Initiatives Committee, is an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and lectures at Berkeley Law.

Bridgeman has a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar; a JD from NYU Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, which she attended as a Root-Tilden-Kern and Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar; and a BA from Stanford University.