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Tess Bridgeman


Stanford University



International Policy Law National Security Policy

Tess Bridgeman is a Lecturer at Stanford University where she teaches on cyber law and policy, an Affiliate at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Senior Fellow at NYU Law School's Center on Law and Security, and a frequent guest contributor for Just Security. She served as Special Assistant to President Obama, Associate Counsel to the President, & Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, where she advised on the full range of issues relating to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. She previously served in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser and, prior to that role, Attorney Adviser in the Office of Political-Military Affairs. A Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, Bridgeman has a D.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University; a J.D. from NYU Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif; and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Keywords: National security, foreign policy, law