Karen J. Greenberg - Senior Visiting Fellow - The Soufan Center

Senior Visiting Fellow

Karen J. Greenberg


Karen J. Greenberg is a Senior Visiting Fellow at The Soufan Center, focusing on national security, terrorism and legal issues. She is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an International Studies Fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She also serves on the Countering Terrorism & Extremism Program Advisory Council at the Middle East Institute. Ms. Greenberg specializes in the intersection between national security policy, the rule of law, and human rights. She is the editor-in-chief of The CNS/Soufan Group Morning Brief (2007-present) and the CNS/Aon Cyber Brief (2011-present). She has written numerous books including Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump (Princeton, August 2021), Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State (Crown, 2016), and The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days (Oxford, 2009). Her edited works include Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink (Cambridge, 2020), The Enemy Combatant Papers (Cambridge, 2014), The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib (Cambridge, 2005), and The Torture Debate in America (Cambridge, 2005). Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the Atlantic, The American Prospect, and many other major news outlets. She is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows.