Security and Defense Experts

Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Jonathan Caverley is an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, where he co-chairs the Working Group on Security Studies at the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies. Professor Caverley previously served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Northwestern University, where he taught undergrad...
Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, U.S. Air Force
US Air Force Colonel Wolfe is an Air Force Special Tactics Officer and has spent the majority of his military career in Special Operations.  He has Commanded Airmen during contingency operations in the US, Bosnia, Turkey, Philippines, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  Throughout his career, Wolfe has worked with interagency, joint and coalition partners in military operations on five continents. H...
Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University
María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses on immigration history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1996); and articles and book chapters on refug...
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT. Senior Advisor, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
Francis J. Gavin is first Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT.Before joining MIT, Francis J. Gavin was the Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.  From 2005 until 2010, he directed The American Assembly’s multi...
Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO.  Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and eight on Homeland Security. During her long public career, Harman h...
Social Scientist, Formerly with United States Army, US Forces-Iraq

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