Harvey Rishikof is professor of law and national security studies at the National Defense University, National War College in Washington, D.C., where he chairs the department of national security strategy. He specializes in national security law, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, civilian/military relations, governmental process, and the U.S. Constitution.
As dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island (1999-2001), he introduced courses in national security law and the Constitution, in cooperation with the Naval War College. As legal counsel to the deputy director of the FBI (1997-99), Rishikof focused on FBI policies concerning national security and terrorism and served as liaison to the office of the U.S. attorney general.
While chief of staff for the chief justice of the Supreme Court (1994-96), Rishikof was involved in general policy issues relating to the federal court system. In this capacity, he acted as liaison to the executive branch, Congress, the Federal Judicial Center, and the administrative office of the U.S. Courts, as well as the international judicial committee of the Judicial Conference.
Rishikof has participated in numerous international seminars and projects in Latin America, Europe, Russia, SE Asia, Pakistan, India, and China. His publications include "Morality, Ethics, and Law in the War on Terrorism (The Long War),” part of the West Point terrorism series Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives. His forthcoming book, The National Security Enterprise: Culture and Bureaucracy (with Roger George), will be published in late 2009.
Rishikof holds a JD from New York University School of Law, an MA from Brandeis University, and a BA from McGill University.