1970 (age 46–47)
New York City
A.B. Harvard, M.St. Oxford, J.D. Yale
Policy Advisor, Journalist, author, law professor
Law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; Counselor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; weekly columnist for Foreign Policy, Op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times; author of Can Might Make Rights?, among other works; fellow at the New America Foundation.
Rosa Brooks (born 1970) is a law professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Georgetown University Law Center, a columnist and contributing editor for Foreign Policy and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. From April 2009 to July 2011, she served as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy, and in May 2010 she also became Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. Brooks wrote a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times from 2005 to 2009, and is an expert on national security, international law and human rights issues. At the Pentagon her portfolio included both rule of law and human rights issues and global engagement, strategic communication, and she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for her work.
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In 1991 Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, where she studied history and literature. While an undergraduate at Harvard, Brooks served as president of the Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard’s undergraduate public service organization. At Oxford University (Christ Church) she was awarded a Master of Studies degree in social anthropology in 1993 and was a Marshall Scholar. In 1996 she completed her studies at Yale Law School, which conferred upon her the title of Juris Doctor.
Brooks’ work history has included previous government service as a senior adviser to Assistant Secretary Harold Hongju Koh at the U.S. Department of State, five years as an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and a year as Special Counsel to the President at the Open Society Institute, George Sor