Michael Price serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism. Before joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Price was the National Security Coordinator for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he provided legal assistance for the defense of detainees in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Mr. Price also engaged in litigation and public advocacy on issues related to privacy, electronic searches and surveillance, and government secrecy. Prior to graduating from NYU School of Law in 2008, Mr. Price was the student research director for NYU’s Center on Law and Security, an intern with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, a symposium editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics, and a student advocate in NYU’s International Human Rights Clinic, where he represented two Yemeni nationals detained and tortured in secret CIA “black sites.” He holds a BA from Columbia University in Political Science and Middle East & Asian Languages and Cultures.
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