Joshua Geltzer

ASU Future of War Fellow

Joshua Geltzer, ASU Future of War Fellow, is writing a book exploring challenges associated with modern communications technologies such as social media platforms, file-upload sites, and internet search engines.  He is the executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.  

From 2015 to 2017, he served as senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff, having served previously as deputy legal advisor to the National Security Council and as counsel to the assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice.  He also served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and, before that, as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  

Josh received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and his PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar.  Before that, he attended Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  He is the author of US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and al-Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World-View, published by Routledge; and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, ParametersStudies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

All Work

FELLOWS and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Arpaio Decision: When the World Is Extraordinary But the Law is Ordinary

Joshua Geltzer wrote for Just Security on the federal judge in Joe Arpaio's case deciding to keep his guilty conviction on the books.


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New Suit Filed in Virginia to Prevent Another “Charlottesville” Paramilitary Rally

Joshua Geltzer wrote for Just Security on the lawsuit he filed to prevent the kind of violence that occurred in Charlottesville in August.


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Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Just Suffered a Court Defeat

Joshua Geltzer was quoted in the Daily Beast regarding cybersecurity and the Pence-Kobach Commission:


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What Does the New Travel Ban Say About Trump’s Relationship to Judges? Stay Tuned…

Joshua Geltzer wrote for Just Security on what the new travel ban says about President Trump's relationship to judges and the courts.


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Keeping Guantánamo Bay open damages our national security

Joshua Geltzer writes for The Hill regarding the Guantanamo Bay and national security


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Judge Bolton Should Let Someone Make the Argument Against Vacating Joe Arpaio's Conviction

Joshua Geltzer wrote for Lawfare on the upcoming hearing for Joe Arpaio's request to have his conviction for criminal contempt vacated.


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Blowing the Whistle on Trump's Mistreatment of Civil Servants

Joshua Geltzer co-wrote for the Hill on President Trump's mistreatment of civil servants within the federal government.


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Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Must Protect Data from Hackers

Joshua Geltzer wrote for the Hill on the urgent need to protect the sensitive data collected by the President's voter-fraud commission.


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Trump's Recycled Afghanistan Policy

Joshua Geltzer wrote for the Atlantic on the lack of new ideas in President Trump's Afghanistan strategy.


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Can Trump Refuse to Fill Key Jobs?

Joshua Geltzer co-wrote for the Hill on whether President Trump can refuse to fill key executive-branch positions.


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Will IS Losses in Iraq, Syria Boost al-Qaida?

Joshua Geltzer was quoted on a VOA News article about the effects of recent IS losses in Iraq and Syria


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Is Closing Guantanamo Still Conceivable?

Joshua Geltzer wrote for the Atlantic on the feasibility of closing on GTMO, and what will happen to the remaining 41 prisoners.