Abraham Wagner has been an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) since 2005, and a Senior Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University since 2007.  He also teaches at the Inter-Disciplinary Center in Herzilya, Israel.  At SIPA Wagner teaches on how the evolution of technology has impacted the use of military force, development of national security strategy, and intelligence operations.  He also lectures on national security and counter-terrorism issues.

Wagner writes and consults on national and homeland security issues, with a focus on technical issues, such as the evolving threat from cyberterrorism, electronic surveillance, and nuclear proliferation.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and serves as a consultant to several U.S. Government agencies.  Wagner has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at University of Southern California.

Wagner received a B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.


Abraham Wagner, Domestic Intelligence: Needs and Strategies (New York: The Markle Foundation, 2008).

Principal Articles

Abraham Wagner, “Secret Government,” Reviews in American History 39, no. 3 (2011): 549.
Abraham Wagner, “The Secrets Explosion: Maintaining Security in the Internet Era,” The American Interest (2011).

Book Chapters

Abraham Wagner, “The U.S. Response to Contemporary Terrorism,” An International History of Terrorism: Western and Non-Western Experiences, eds. Jussi Hanhimäki and Bernhard Blumenau (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Other Articles, Testimoney and Reports

Abraham Wagner and Dara Stofenberg, “Improving Security of the GDP? – A Look at U.S. Air Passenger Screening Programs,” IEEE Conference on Homeland Security (2011).
Abraham Wagner, “The Unsocial Network: New Media and Changing Paradigms,” Paper Presented to the 11th International Conference, World Summit on Counter-Terrorism (Herzliya, Israel: September 2011).
Abraham Wagner, The U.S. Response to Contemporary Terrorism,” Conference on Terrorism and International Politics: Past, Present and Future, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland: 2011).
Abraham Wagner and Edythe D. London, “Protecting Self and Science in the Age of Animal Rights Terrorism,” Annual Meeting of the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (2011).