Jane Harman

President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Jane Harman is director, president, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center. She served nine terms in Congress (D-CA), serving on all the major security committees. Prior positions include staff director of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, deputy cabinet secretary to President Carter, and special counsel to the Defense Department. Harman is a member of the Defense Policy Board, State Department Foreign Policy Board, CIA External Advisory Board, and Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group, and a trustee of the Aspen Institute. She received the Defense Department Medal for Distinguished Service, the CIA Seal Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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A grand strategy is a framework through which a country like the United States understands its place in the world: its... See more
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Among the things that keep former CIA director and retired General David H. Petraeus up at night: the rise of ISIS, the... See more

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