Abraham R. Wagner
Visiting Professor of Law
A.B. Syracuse University
M.L.S. University of Southern California
J.D. University of Chicago Law School
M.A. University of Rochester
Ph.D. University of Rochester
Abraham Wagner will be a visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law. He is an adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He teaches in the areas of national security and intelligence and is a senior research fellow at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He also lectures on national security and counter-terrorism issues.
Professor Wagner writes and consults on national and homeland security issues, with a focus on technical issues, such as the evolving threat from cyber-terrorism, issues related to electronic surveillance and nuclear proliferation. He also serves as senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, and serves as a consultant to several U.S. Government agencies. Previously he served for more than 30 years in the U.S. Government, at the National Security Council, the Department of Defense and for the Director of Central Intelligence.
Professor Wagner’s publications include Domestic Intelligence: Needs and Strategies (2009); Terrorism and Surveillance: The Technical and Legal Context (2007); Terrorism, Global Security and the Law (2007); Meeting the Terrorist Challenge: Coping with Failures of Leadership and Intelligence (2007); Cyber-Terrorism: Evolution and Trends (2004); and a four-volume series (with Anthony Cordesman) on Lessons of Modern War and Lebanon in Crisis (1975). He has also published several book chapters, numerous articles and op-ed pieces in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and in the Huffington Post. His most recent book, Henry Kissinger: Scholar, Strategist and Statesman, will be published in 2013. To view Professor Wagner's bibliography, please click HERE.
Professor Wagner received his B.A. from Syracuse University; his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester; and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California and he also teaches at the Inter-Disciplinary Center in Herzilya, Israel.