Biography of Gregory S. McNeal
Greg McNeal is a national security specialist whose research focuses on the institutions and challenges associated with international security. His areas of expertise include national security law and policy, transnational crime, global policy studies, and international law. He is a Forbes contributor where he writes a column about law, policy, and security. His current book project (under contract with Oxford University Press) focuses on the investigation and prosecution of national security related crimes.
Previously, Professor McNeal served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Global Security, co-directed a transnational counterterrorism program for the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as an advisor to the Chief Prosecutor of the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions on matters related to the prosecution of suspected terrorists held in the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His scholarship includes articles published by The Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, The Richmond Law Review, The DePaul Law Review, and various international law and policy journals. His co-edited book Saddam On Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal was selected as one of three finalists for L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal’s Book of the Year Award.
Professor McNeal has testified before Congress, has advised Congressional committees, provided legal support to the Iraqi High Tribunal, advised the Department of the Army, and consulted with Fortune 500 companies on matters related to counter-terrorism, international criminal law, and national security. Before becoming an attorney he served as an officer in the United States Army.
He is an executive committee member of The Federalist Society’s International Law and National Security Practice Group. He also serves as the editor in chief of The National Security Report, the flagship publication of The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security. His popular writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Baltimore Sun. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, NPR, BBC, C-SPAN, CNN and has been quoted by Time Magazine, The New York Times and other national media outlets as an expert commentator on national security and international law, and is a frequent participant in academic conferences regarding national security.
Greg McNeal is a professor and national security specialist focusing on the institutions and challenges associated with global security, with substantive expertise in national security law and policy, transnational crime, global policy studies, and international affairs.
He teaches at Pepperdine University's School of Law and School of Public Policy.
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