Glenn S. Gerstell Joins the CSIS International Security Program as a Non-Resident Senior Adviser
February 5, 2020
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2020: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Glenn S. Gerstell, general counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Security Service from 2015 to 2020, will join the Center as a non-resident senior adviser with the International Security Program.
“Glenn is an accomplished practitioner and intellect in one of the most important policy areas of the twenty-first century: the impact of new technologies on national security and privacy,” said Dr. John J. Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS. “He will bolster our scholarship on this challenging issue.”
Prior to joining the NSA, Mr. Gerstell practiced law for almost 40 years at the international law firm of Milbank, LLP, where he focused on the global telecommunications industry and served as the managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Hong Kong offices.
“Glenn has seen firsthand the challenges and opportunities arising from rapid technological changes. He’s already a thought leader, and we will benefit from his experience and wisdom as a colleague here at CSIS,” said Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser with the International Security Program.
Mr. Gerstell served on the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which reports to the president and secretary of homeland security on security threats to the nation's infrastructure, as well as on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission. A graduate of New York University and Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Gerstell is an elected member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier in his career, he was an adjunct law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and New York Law School. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.