Robert F. Turner

Professor Turner

Bob is Associate Director and a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for National Security Law. He holds both professional and academic doctorates from the Law School, where he co-founded the Center with Professor Moore in April 1981. He has served as its Associate Director since then, except for two periods of government service in the 1980s and during 1994-1995 when he was the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. A former three-term chairman of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Professor Turner was the first President of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He earlier served as national security adviser to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, as Counsel to the President's Intelligence Oversight Board at the White House, and as Principal Deputy and acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. He served twice in Vietnam as an Army Lieutenant and Captain and is the author or editor of more than fifteen books and numerous articles.

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