Rosa Brooks
Rosa Brooks (Washington, D.C.) Rosa Brooks holds the Scott K. Ginsburg Chair in Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where she has been a tenured professor since 2006. She is also Georgetown Law’s Associate Dean for Centers and Institutes and co-director of Georgetown’s Center on Innovations in Public Safety.   Brooks’ other roles include Adjunct Senior Scholar at West Point’s Modern War Institute, ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at New America and co-founder of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS). From 2009-2011, Brooks served as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In July 2011, she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. She previously served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.   Brooks is the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything (Simon & Schuster, 2016), which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. It was shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize and named one of the five best non-fiction books of the year by The Military Times and the Council on Foreign Relations. Her most recent book is Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City (Penguin Random House, 2021). Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and Foreign Policy. She is a co-founder of Deep State Radio, a weekly podcast on foreign policy, and she currently serves on the board of the Harper’s Magazine Foundation. Brooks earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Literature at Harvard, followed by a master’s degree in Social Anthropology at Oxford, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She received her JD from Yale Law School.