Matthew C. Waxman
Matthew Waxman currently is a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He previously served as Principal Deputy Director of Policy Planning (2005-07) and as Acting Director of Policy Planning (2007) at the U.S. Department of State. His prior government appointments include Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (2004-05), Director for Contingency Planning & International Justice at the National Security Council (2002-03), and special assistant to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (2001-02). Mr. Waxman is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and studied international relations as a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. After law school, he served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joel M. Flaum. In addition to his government service, Mr. Waxman is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and has worked as a foreign policy and international law consultant to RAND.