Abraham Wagner


Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

Abraham Wagner has been an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) since 2005, and a Senior Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University since 2007.  He also teaches at the Inter-Disciplinary Center in Herzilya, Israel.  At SIPA Wagner teaches on how the evolution of technology has impacted the use of military force, development of national security strategy, and intelligence operations.  He also lectures on national security and counter-terrorism issues.

Wagner writes and consults on national and homeland security issues, with a focus on technical issues, such as the evolving threat from cyberterrorism, electronic surveillance, and nuclear proliferation.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and serves as a consultant to several U.S. Government agencies.  Wagner has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at University of Southern California.

Wagner received a B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Selected Publications

"The U.S. Response to Contemporary Terrorism." An International History of Terrorism: Western and Non-Western Experiences, eds. Jussi Hanhimäki and Bernhard Blumenau (Routledge, 2013).

“The Secrets Explosion: Maintaining Security in the Internet Era.” The American Interest (April 2011).

“Secret Government.” Reviews in American History 39, no. 3 (September 2011).

Editor and contibutor, Domestic Intelligence: Needs and Strategies (New York: The Markle Foundation, 2008).

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