Life, “Balance,” and National Security with Rosa Brooks

“We would probably be happier if we accept that there will not be balance. Nobody gets 100% all the time. It’s a matter of making sure that you carve out enough time for the things that matter to you most…. and I don’t think that will be the same at different moments in your life.”


ROSA BROOKS is a groundbreaking national security expert. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Georgetown University Law Center.

As a senior fellow at New America, Rosa works with the ASU Future of War project, writing about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war.

Rosa served as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy in the Pentagon from 2009-2011. During the Clinton and Obama Administrations, she also served as a senior advisor at the US Department of State. In 2011, she was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.

Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines, and she is a frequent television guest, with appearances on the Charlie Rose Show, the Rachel Maddow Show, the Today Show, Meet the Press, and Erin Burnett OutFront.

She received her A.B. from Harvard, a master’s degree from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Stay up to date at and follow her on Twitter @brooks_rosa.

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Featured Photo SOURCE: The Duke Chronicle February 23rd, 2016