Matthew C. Waxman

Professor of Law; Faculty Chair, Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 914
435 W. 116 Street, Box D-2
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0592
Email: mwaxma@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Rachel Jones
Phone: 212-854-7594
Email: rjones3@law.columbia.edu
 

Courses Taught

  • National Security Law
  • The United States and the International Legal System
  • Surveillance and Privacy Law
  • Constitutional War Powers

Additional Affiliations

Education

  • B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and International Studies (1994), Yale
  • Fulbright Scholar, Department of War Studies, (1994-95), Kings College, London
  • J.D. (1999), Yale

Biography

Matthew Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, including issues related to international human rights and constitutional rights; military force and conflict resolution; and terrorism.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Before joining the Columbia faculty, he served in senior positions at the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense and National Security Council. Professor Waxman was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he studied international relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he also serves as Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law & Foreign Policy.

Selected Publications

Matthew Waxman's SSRN page

Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities: International Norms and U.S. Policy (2009)

The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (2002) (with D. Byman)

"Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debate" (2000) (with D. Byman)