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.

Videos/Audio of Jane Harman

How domestic politics affect Middle-East peacemaking. See more
How the gamification of stubborn policy challenges — like budget, energy, and health care — can help engage and involve... See more
Jane Harman, Mike McConnell, Elliot Gerson and James Fallows. See more
It's been a year of galling sexist gaffes and devastating gender-based violence throughout the world, but also one... See more
What's at stake politically in several of the world's hot spots including Egypt, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan? See more
How do we deal with arms races with China? How do we tackle missile defense with Russia? What kind of military do we... See more

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