Jamil Jaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and director of the National security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. He is also an Advisory Board Member and Former Senior Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development at IronNet, global cybersecurity leader that delivers the first-ever collective defense platform operation at scale. Previously, Jamil served on Capitol Hill in a variety of roles, including on the leadership team of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a senior staff Member of the House Intelligence Committee. He served in the White House during the Bush Administration as an associate counsel to the president, handling defense Department, State Department, and intelligence community matters, and serving as one of the White House counsel’s primary representatives to the National security Council Deputies Committee. In addition, Jamil serves as an Advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, U.S. Strategic Metals, 4iQ, Duco, and Amber, among others. He has also published multiple op-eds and academic articles on national security, foreign policy, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, encryption, and intelligence matters.
2016 - 2019
2014 - 2015
2011 - 2013
2008 - 2009
He worked directly for the co-CEOs of the company, Gen (ret.) Keith B. Alexander and Bill Welch.
He also teaches a summer course in Padua, Italy with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
He led the drafting of the proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS in 2014 and 2015, and the AUMF against Syria in 2013.
He worked on the confirmations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court.
Advisor, Beacon Global Strategies
Board of Advisors, Global Cyber Alliance
Advisory Board, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' Center on Cyber and Tech Innovation
Board of Directors, Speech First Organization
Board of Directors, Center for Intelligence Policy
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
He appeared in various print and online publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post on a range of national security matters including cybersecurity, counterterrorism, surveillance, encryption, privacy, and foreign policy issues.