U.S. National Security Experts

Jason Brodsky is currently the Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and a Research Associate in the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center.  Previously, he served as Special Assistant (Research/Writing) to Congresswoman Jane Harman.  Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Brodsky served as a Policy Fellow at the White House.  He has also worked for U.S. Senator Charles E...
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...
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 has...
Robert Litwak is Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as Director for Nonproliferation in...
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
President, Scowcroft Group; USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
 As President of The Scowcroft Group and one of the country's leading experts on international policy, Brent Scowcroft provides unparalleled strategic advice and assistance in dealing in the international arena. Brent Scowcroft has served as the National Security Advisor to both Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. From 1982 to 1989, he was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associat...
Analyst, U.S. Government
Dr. Brenda Seaver has worked as a CIA analyst for 14 years.  She began her career covering East Asia and has spent the last decade focusing on various countries in South America.  Between 2010-12, Seaver was a Latin America Regional Analyst at the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  She recently completed a two-year rotation to the CIA's Red Cell...
Writer, BBC Future
Sharon Weinberger is a national security reporter focusing on science and technology issues.She currently writes the Code Red column for BBC Future, and is a contributor to Wired.com's national security blog, Danger Room. She is the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books, 2006) and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation:...
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven U.S. presidents. In addition to three senior positions with the State Department, as Director of Policy Planning, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, he also served in the Defense Department during t...

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