James E. Baker joins Syracuse University as Director of INSCT

James BakerJurist, scholar, and law and policy practitioner James E. Baker will join the faculty of the College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a professor in Fall 2018. Judge Baker will lead the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism as director, succeeding Professor William C. Banks, who founded the Institute in 2003.

As one of the most highly regarded national security lawyers and policy advisors in the nation, Baker has built a career that has evolved from being an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps to the staff of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and National Security Council. Mostly notably, he served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for 15 years—the last four as chief judge.

“I am very delighted that Judge Baker will be joining Syracuse University and leading INSCT,” says Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Dean David M. Van Slyke. “His commitment to interdisciplinary research with policy implications and to working across the sectors and levels of government makes him an ideal leader and one that we in the Maxwell School are very excited to work with.”

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