27 Facts About Rosa Brooks


Rosa Brooks is an American law professor, journalist, author and commentator on foreign policy, US politics and criminal justice.


Rosa Brooks is the Scott K Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center.


From April 2009 to July 2011, Rosa Brooks was a counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy.


Rosa Brooks served as a columnist and contributing editor for Foreign Policy and as a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times.


Rosa Brooks authored the 2016 book How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything and the 2021 book Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, which is based on her five years as a reserve police officer in Washington, DC.


At Georgetown Law, Rosa Brooks founded the Center for Innovations in Community Safety, formerly the Innovative Policing Program, which in 2017 launched the Police for Tomorrow Fellowship Program with Washington, DC's Metropolitan Police Department.


Rosa Brooks founded the Leadership Council for Women in National Security and the Transition Integrity Project.

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Rosa Brooks is the daughter of author Barbara Ehrenreich and psychologist John Ehrenreich.


Rosa Brooks's parents separated when she was young and she grew up with her stepparents, Gary Stevenson and Sharon McQuaide.


Rosa Brooks was born in a public clinic in New York City.


Rosa Brooks briefly attended Syosset High School in Syosset, New York, but left early after two years attend Harvard.


Rosa Brooks graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a Marshall Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford.


In 1993, Rosa Brooks received a Master of Studies from Oxford University in Social anthropology.


Rosa Brooks was a lecturer at Yale Law School, where she was the director of Yale Law School's human rights program.


Rosa Brooks was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a board member of Amnesty International USA and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.


Rosa Brooks served on the board of the Open Society Foundation's US Programs Fund and as a senior advisor at the US Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.


Rosa Brooks was a consultant for the Open Society Institute and for Human Rights Watch.


Rosa Brooks was a member of the Policy Committee of the National Security Network.


Rosa Brooks has been a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and, since 2007, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.


Rosa Brooks received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for her work at the Defense Department.


Rosa Brooks currently serves on the board of the Harper's Magazine Foundation, the Advisory Committee of National Security Action, the Steering Committee of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security and the board of the American bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative.


Rosa Brooks served most recently as a volunteer advisor on defense policy to the Biden campaign, and she is frequently consulted as an expert advisor on issues of national security, criminal justice, democracy and rule of law.


Rosa Brooks is the author of numerous scholarly articles published in law reviews.


Rosa Brooks authored the 2016 book How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything.


Rosa Brooks has been a frequent guest and panelist on MSNBC, Fox, CNN and NPR.

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Rosa Brooks has contributed numerous op-eds and book reviews to the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications.


Rosa Brooks was previously married to the Yale literary critic Peter Rosa Brooks, and is married to LTC Joseph Mouer, a now-retired Army Special Forces officer.