Dr. Asaf Lubin
Former Intelligence Analyst and Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker for VMUN 2021, Dr. Asaf Lubin. Learn more about his story and work below, or register for VMUN 2021 today to hear him speak at the conference.
Dr. Asaf Lubin is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a Fellow at IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). He is additionally an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center.
Dr. Lubin’s research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the IDF Intelligence Branch as well as his vast practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy. Dr. Lubin’s work additionally reflects his time spent serving as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based non-for-profit devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance.
Prior to joining the Maurer School of Law in 2020, Dr. Lubin held numerous academic and governmental positions, including as an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, as a cybersecurity policy postdoctoral fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as an expert contributor to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Group for the Education for Justice (E4J) Module Series on Cybercrime, as an articled clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor, and as an assistant to the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31, 2010 established under the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
Dr. Lubin holds a dual degree in law and international relations (LLB/BA, magna cum laude, ’14) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Master of Laws (LLM, ’15) and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD, ’20) degrees from Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Dr. Lubin has previously written on and taught seminars in public and private international law, cybersecurity and cyber risk management, torts law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published with the Harvard International Law Journal, the Harvard National Security Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and written for Just Security and Lawfare.