Karen J. Greenberg

Director, Center on National Security

Telephone: 646-293-3928
Email: karen.greenberg@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 7-164
Center on National Security

Research and Teaching Areas

National Security; Civil Liberties; Terrorism


Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security and a noted expert on national security, terrorism, and civil liberties. She is the author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, out on May 24, 2016. She is also the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days (2009), which was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post and Slate.com. She is co-editor with Joshua L. Dratel of The Enemy Combatant Papers: American Justice, the Courts, and the War on Terror (2008) and The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib (2005); editor of the books The Torture Debate in America (2006) and Al Qaeda Now (2005); and editor of the Terrorist Trial Report Card, 2001–2011. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The National Interest, Mother Jones, TomDispatch.com, and on major news channels. She is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


  • PhD, Yale University
  • BA, Cornell University