FORA.tv Speaker - Catherine Lotrionte
Catherine Lotrionte is the executive director of the Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security and a visiting assistant professor of government at Georgetown University. Dr. Lotrionte teaches courses on national security law, U.S. intelligence law, and international law. In addition to teaching, she is also the director of the Cybersecurity Project in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Lotrionte focuses on the role of international and domestic law in recent and upcoming developments in cyber technology and cyber threats.
In 2002, Dr. Lotrionte was appointed by General Brent Scowcroft to be counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, a position she held until 2006. In 2002, she served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to that, Dr. Lotrionte was assistant general counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided legal advice relating to foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities, international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, organized crime, money laundering, espionage, and security matters. She has also served in the U.S. Department of Justice.
She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her law degree from New York University, and her Ph.D. in international relations from Georgetown University. Dr. Lotrionte is the author of numerous publications, including a forthcoming book concerning U.S. national security law in the post-Cold War era. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
09.28.12 | 00:49:25 min
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