American Bar Association
Section of International Law: National Security Committee

Section of International Law:
National Security Committee

About the Committee

National Security Committee members examine political, military, economic, social, legal and naturally occurring events throughout the world and evaluate how they affect the security interests of the United States and other nations. Members analyze these events, and responses of decision-makers, in the context of the rule of law. Members are active in the areas of intelligence, immigration, cybersecurity, asymmetrical warfare, supply chain security, nuclear non-proliferation, space weaponization, international governing bodies such as the UN and NATO, and in various geographic regions worldwide. Members produce programs for regular ABA International Section meetings and other venues, including the United Nations and Capitol Hill, publish articles and promulgate policy proposals regarding national security topics.

Committee Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

National Security Committee Monthly Teleconference

February 28, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Vanessa Neumann will be addressing the National Security Committee on February 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm, DC time, on Methods and Operations of Terrorist Financing in Latin America.

Dr. Neumann is an authority on Latin American politics and security, as well as on crime-terror pipelines, particularly on stemming illicit trade as a counter-terrorist and counter-insurgency strategy that supports businesses. She is the author of Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists (St. Martin’s Press, Macmillan). Dr. Neumann has served on the OECD’s Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade for since its inception and is on their Advisory Group. She holds Fellowships at Yale University, Columbia University and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Her company Asymmetrica is a member of the Global Counter Terrorism Research Network (GCTRN) for the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). Notably, Dr. Neumann was the academic reviewer for USSOCOM’s teaching manual on counterinsurgency (COIN) in Colombia.

Dr. Neumann has spoken at Columbia University, Yale University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Lesley McNair in Washington, DC. She has also spoken at many US military bases around the world. She is interviewed for television, radio and print from China to Brazil, and from France to the US, nearly once a week, for her expertise on terrorism, global security and Latin America. Dr. Neumann has written for The (London) Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Weekly Standard and Standpoint. She has been interviewed for The New Yorker, The New York Times, USA Today, Foreign Policy, The Miami Herald, France’s Libération and Agence France-Presse, and Brazil’s Veja. She has appeared on CNN en Español, Fox News, Fox Business, MundoFox, MSNBC, the BBC, China’s CCTV (China Central Television), Qatar’s Al Jazeera, Brazil’s Globo TV, Colombia’s NTN 24 and Caracol Radio, and countless others.

Call in coordinates are as follows:
US DIAL-IN NUMBER: 515.604.9050
When you are dialing into the US number, if you receive a message saying “All circuits are busy”, try dialing in again. If that doesn’t work, call the backup number 781-838-3391 and enter the original phone number when prompted, before entering the Access Code.

With best regards,


Jonathan M. Meyer
Attorney at Law
Vice Chair, National Security Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

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Past Committee Programs

A collection of materials from past Committee-sponsored events.



Lindholm, Danielle
O'Neill, Philip
Trujillo, Maximiliano


Atwood, Tristan
Christensen, Larry
Goodale, Geoffrey
Liebman, Todd
Linney, Barbara
McGlynn, Daniel
McHugh, Robert
Meyer, Jonathan
Murphy, Brian
Neylan, Shawn
Petty, Keith
Prestia, Joseph
Provvidera, Marco
Quinlan, Guy
Vallandingham, Christopher
Weinstein, Bonnie


Buckley, Gabrielle
Golden, Jeffrey
Granoff, Jonathan
Mooney, Lelia
Reider-Gordon, Mikhail

Committee Roster  

Modified by Christopher Vallandingham on February 1, 2018

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