Advisory Board

Professor Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Anderson, J.D. is Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution; and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution.
Ken teaches and writes in the areas of business law; law and economics; and public international law and the laws of war. His current research agenda focuses on targeted killing and drone warfare in armed conflict; robotics and the law; global governance; and financial regulation reform. His book on UN–US relations is titled Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order and was published in 2012 by The Hoover Institution Press. Ken actively blogs at The Volokh Conspiracy and the international law blog Opinio Juris, and serves as Reviews Editor of the Lawfare national security blog.
He earned his B.A. at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1983 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. Before joining the American University law school faculty in 1996, he served as general counsel to the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundations) and as director of the Human Rights Watch Arms Division.
Ken is currently at work on a new book with the Brookings Institution’s Benjamin Wittes, Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law. Read Predators Over Pakistan and Law and Ethics for Robot Soldiers (with Matthew Waxman).
Read his LinkedIn profile.