Benjamin Wittes Biography
Benjamin Wittes is an American journalist, co-founder and editor in chief of Lawfare and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution.
Benjamin Wittes Age
He was born in 1969 and he’s 53 years old as of 2022.
Benjamin Wittes Height
Wittes stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Benjamin Wittes Education
He attended a Jewish day school in New York City and received a B.A from Oberlin College in 1990.
Benjamin Wittes Family
Due to his secretive nature, there is no information about his family member however, Wittes is a native of Boston Massachusetts.
Benjamin Wittes Wife
Wittes’s wife is Tamara Cofman Wittes. Cofman is a public figure and writer. She attended Georgetown University and then graduated with an M.A and Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She’s a chief fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution. Cofman previously worked for the United States Department of State as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs.
Benjamin Wittes Career
In 2020, he and journalist Kate Klonick started the program In Lieu of Fun. First, as another option to the presidential speech on the current COVID-19 crisis, the program was broadcasted every day with wittes and Klonick swearing to proceed to stream until the pandemic stopped. As a result, the show changed its format in 2021 and was broadcasted mainly during the weekday and two co-hosts were added namely Scott J. Shapiro(a professor of law and philosophy) and also Genevieve DellaFerra. The show mostly featured audiences and also guests taking part and was commonly political in general.
Wittes serves as the research director in the public project in both security and law. He works chiefly on matters associated with national security and American law. Together with Jack Goldsmith and Robert M. Chesney, Wittes cocreated the Lawfare Blog. He is part of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on law and national security. He’s a regular speaker on topics of detention military audience, government policy, national security and interrogation.
Earlier on, Wittes together with Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney co-founded Lawfare: a blog aiming to check how the moves of the American government to defend the nation connect with American law. Furthermore, in the wake of 2017 on a post at the blog, responding to Executive Order 13769, described the Trump tenure as “malevolence interfered by ineptitude.” This resulted in extensive attention and re-use including it highlighted by Paul Krugman in an op-ed of the New York Times.
Above all, he started his career between 1997 and 2006, following a brief covering of both the federal regulatory companies for Legal Times and the United States Department of Justice, he served as an editorial writer for The Washington Post, specializing on legal matters.
Benjamin Wittes Political Party
Wittes is of the Democratic Party.
Benjamin Wittes Salary
Wittes receives an approximated salary of $10,000 – $100,000.
Benjamin Wittes Net Worth
His estimated net worth ranges between $1 million – $5 million.