Deborah Pearlstein


speaker Deborah Pearlstein

Every nation faces today … that enormous challenge of global equity.

Deborah Pearlstein is a professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is also the co-director of its Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Pearlstein is an expert on national security, constitutional and international law. Her work has bene published in law journals and popular press, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the University of Michigan Law Review, the University of Texas Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, as well as in Slate, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Before joining Cardozo, she was a research scholar in the Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. A leading national voice on law and counterterrorism, Professor Pearlstein has repeatedly testified before Congress on topics from military commissions to detainee treatment.  She has held appointments as Chair of the AALS National Security Law Section, on the ABA's Advisory Committee on Law and National Security, and today serves on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy.