October 03, 2023
Contact: Tatum Clifton
New Advisory Board Members and Visiting Fellows
Arlington, VA – The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School announced today two prominent additions to its Advisory Board. NSI’s Advisory Board supports the Institute’s educational mission and shares in NSI’s goal to be a leading bipartisan voice on critical issues facing our nation. The new NSI Advisory Board members are:
- Jim Langevin — Former U.S. Representative (RI-02)
- Roger Zakheim — Washington Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
More information on NSI’s full Advisory Board can be found here.
NSI also added to its roster of Visiting Fellows who will make vital contributions to NSI and provide expertise to the broader national security community through their research, scholarship, and public engagement. NSI’s new Visiting Fellows include:
- Tim Denning — Vice President, Ultratech Capital Partners
- Charles Faulkner — Security & Resilience Lead, ICF
- Christopher Hale — Senior Director for Cyber and National Security Law, Cisco
- Jesse Heatley — Senior Strategic Cyber Threat Analyst, USAA
- Erringer Helbling — Vice President Federal, Atlana Technologies
- Allison Jaslow — Chief Executive Officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- Tommy Joyce — Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
- Jon Lang — Head of Practice for Trade and Supply Chains, Eurasia Group
- Coleman Mehta — Senior Manager, U.S. Policy, Palo Alto Networks
- Cadienne Naquin Hopkins — Co-Founder, Executive Producer, and Creative Director, Iron Butterfly Media
- Erik Peterson — Senior Manager of Public Policy, CrowdStrike
- Megan Reiss — Former National Security Advisor, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)
- Nicholaus Rohleder — Co-Founder, Climate Commodities
- Basil Seggos — Commissioner, New York State Department of Environment Conservation
- Manisha Singh — Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
- Adam Stahl — Former Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy Office), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Paul Taylor — Former Chief Constitution Counsel for House Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
- Dominique Yantko — Manager, Air Dominance, Anduril Industries
Additionally, in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the work of the National Security Institute, NSI is proud to announce the following promotions of Fellow to Senior Fellow:
- Geoffrey Cain — Award-winning foreign correspondent, author, technologist
- Charles Carithers — Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs
- Dan Currell — Former Deputy Under Secretary and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education
- Bishop Garrison — Vice President for Policy, Intelligence and National Security Alliance
- Mike Geffroy — General Counsel, Commission on Security on and Cooperation in Europe
- Heather Hopkins — Director of Defense Policy, Amazon Web Services
- Joshua Huminski — Director, Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence & Global Affairs
- Roslyn Layton — Senior Vice President, Strand Consult
Additionally, in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the work of the National Security Institute, NSI is proud to announce the following promotions from Visiting Fellow to Fellow:
- Scott Friedman — Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Trade and Economic Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Cordell Hull — Former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Yong Suk Lee — Former Deputy Assistant Director of Korea Mission Center, Central Intelligence Agency
- Amy K. Mitchell — Former Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
“NSI is starting Fall 2023 strong with a wonderful roster of new members to NSI’s Advisory Board and Fellows program. We are also thrilled to be internally promoting a number of our experts to the rank of Fellow and Senior Fellow,” said Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute. “These experts will be vital in advancing actionable solutions based on practical experience in the national security community and they are all committed to strengthening American leadership in the world,” said Jaffer.
More information on NSI’s full roster of experts, including all of NSI’s faculty and fellows, can be found here.
About the National Security Institute
The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture—dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in ways they can easily consume. We strive to educate future leaders and to shape the debate on critical issues by providing balance to the public discourse and identifying solutions that both enable a robust national defense and safeguard our constitutional liberties.
About the Scalia Law School
The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is defined by three words: Learn. Challenge. Lead. Students receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead). It has been one of America’s top-ranked law schools for the last fifteen years.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.