Matthew C. Waxman
Matthew C. Waxman is the Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he directs the national security law program. He is also co-chair of the Cybersecurity Center at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Waxman previously served at the U.S. Department of State, as Principal Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. His prior government appointments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director for Contingency Planning and International Justice at the National Security Council, and executive assistant to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Mr. Waxman is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, and he studied international relations as a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. After law school, he served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joel M. Flaum. Earlier in his career he worked as an analyst at RAND.