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- Hebrew University of Jerusalem LLB/BA magna cum laude 2014
- Yale Law School LLM 2015
- Yale Law School JSD 2020
Dr. Asaf Lubin is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, 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 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 nonprofit organization 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 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 a Research Assistant to the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31st 2010 established under the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
Dr. Lubin is the author of two forthcoming books "The International Law of Intelligence" (Oxford University Press, 2024) and "Teaching Cybersecurity Law and Policy" (Edward Elgar, 2024). Dr. Lubin has additionally co-edited the book-length anthology "Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Armed Conflict" (NATO CCDCOE, 2022).
Dr. Lubin holds a dual degree in law and international relations (LL.B./B.A., magna cum laude, '14) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Master of Laws (LL.M. '15) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D. '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 taught seminars in public and private international law, cybersecurity and cyber risk management, tort law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published or has forthcoming pieces with the Georgia Law Review, the Temple Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, the Harvard National Security Journal, the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and has written for Just Security and Lawfare.
In The Media
- Appeared on "Spies, Balloons, and the International Law," Just Security Podcast ( 03-10-2023 )
- Quoted in "Cybersecurity expert discusses Supreme Court's arguments over free speech on the internet," ABC57 News ( 02-21-2023 )
- Mentioned in "Rational Security 2.0: The ‘Textual Healing’ Edition," Lawfare Blog ( 04-20-2022 )
- Mentioned in "Apple v. NSO Group: How will it affect security researchers?," Tech Target ( 12-20-2021 )
- Appeared on "Orin Kerr and Asaf Lubin on Apple v. NSO Group," The Lawfare Podcast ( 12-03-2021 )
- Named in "Governance and Technology Center names 2021-22 faculty fellows," Nebraska Today ( 08-10-2021 )
- Wrote an article titled "Can the world stop Israel and Hamas from committing war crimes? 7 questions answered about international law," The Conversation ( 05-18-2021 )
- Quoted in "Placing blame: Liability questions loom over autonomous vehicles," Government Technology ( 05-07-2021 )
- Quoted in "Social media bans do not violate First Amendment rights," Fox 59 ( 01-12-2021 )
- Wrote a blog post titled "SolarWinds as a constitutive moment: A new agenda for the international law of intelligence," Just Security ( 12-23-2020 )
- Interviewed in "Cybersecurity expert weighs in on foreign threats to the election," Fox 59 ( 10-22-2020 )
- Mentioned in "The second Oxford statement on international law protections of the healthcare sector during COVID-19: Safeguarding vaccine research," Just Security ( 08-11-2020 )
- THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT (Russell Buchan & Asaf Lubin eds., NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, 2022).
- Asaf Lubin, The Reasonable Intelligence Agency, 47 Yale J. Int’l. L. 120 (2022) (Winner of the 2022 American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society’s Richard R. Baxter Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in the area of Intentional Humanitarian Law).
- Asaf Lubin, Public Policy and the Insurability of Cyber Risk, 5 J.L. & Tech Tex. 45 (2022).
- Asaf Lubin, Insuring Evolving Technology, 28(1) Conn. Ins. L. J. 130 (2021).
- Asaf Lubin, The Liberty to Spy, 61(1) Harv. Int’l. L. J. 185 (2020) (Winner of the 2020 Yale Law School Ambrose Gherini Prize for best paper in International Law, either public or private).
Areas of Expertise
- Cybersecurity law
- Human rights law
- Insurance law
- International law
- National security law
- Privacy law