Eric Lorber

PhD Student
Duke University

Eric is a JD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Duke University. He is an adjunct staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and has worked at the RAND Corporation. He has served on the Iran Sanctions desk in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Intelligence. He has also advised Fortune 500 companies on U.S. sanctions law – as well as establishing sanctions compliance programs – for Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, L.L.P. Eric is a member of the Project on Strategic Stability Evaluation at Georgia Tech and the Monterrey Institute and was previously a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Eric has written on cyber warfare, economic sanctions, the credibility of security assurances, and civil-military relations. His most recent works include: “Executive Warmaking Authority and Offensive Cyber Operations: Can Existing Legislation Successfully Constrain Presidential Power?” 15 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming November 2012); “Turning a Blind Eye: Towards a Theory of Punishment in Civil-Military Relations” (with Daniel Bessner), Armed Forces and Society (Forthcoming 2012); and “Containing Iran: What Does It Mean?” (with Dalia Dassa Kaye), Middle East Policy (Spring 2012). At the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Eric is an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, a member of the Moot Court Board, and the President of the National Security Society. Eric holds a BA, magna cum laude and with departmental honors, in political science from Columbia University, where he won the Charles Beard Prize for academic excellence. He also holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London, where he wrote on the influence of scientific communities on nuclear weapons programs.


Address: Philadelphia, PA