Palmer Prize Winners


Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press 2016, paperback 2017), by Professor Hugh Gusterson of George Washington University


American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017), by Jennifer Stisa Granick, director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society

The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press 2016), by Professor Laura K. Donohue of Georgetown University Law Center


The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat (Basic Books 2015), by Mr. Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution and Harvard Law School professor Gabriella Blum


Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution (University of Chicago Press 2015), by University of Minnesota Law School professor Heidi Kitrosser
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The Counterinsurgent's Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars (Oxford University Press 2012), by Vanderbilt University Law School professor Ganesh Sitaraman
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Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (Oxford University Press 2011), by Brooklyn Law School professor and national ACLU president Susan N. Herman 
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Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs (Yale University Press 2011), by George Washington University Law School professor Laura A. Dickinson


Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (The MIT Press 2010), by Harvard Law School professors Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann
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Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times (Harvard University Press 2009), by Professor Scott M. Matheson, Jr., of University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
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Bad Advice: Bush's Lawyers in the War on Terror (University Press of Kansas 2009), by University of Colorado Law School professor Harold H. Bruff
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Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (The New Press 2007), by Georgetown University law professor David D. Cole and University of Pittsburgh School of Law professor Jules L. Lobel
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