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Jane Harman    

Director, President, & CEO of the Wilson Center; Former US Representative (D-CA)

Jane Harman is director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees and has initiated numerous congressional fact-finding missions to hotspots around the world, including North Korea, Syria, Libya and Guantanamo Bay. During her long public career, Harman has been recognized as a national expert at the nexus of security and public policy issues.

She is a member of the Defense Policy Board, the State Department Foreign Policy Board, the Homeland Security Advisory Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission and the Advisory Board of the Munich Security Conference.

Harman is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, the University of Southern California and a member of the Presidential Debates Commission.

Prior to serving in Congress, she was Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, Deputy Cabinet Secretary to President Jimmy Carter, Special Counsel to the Department of Defense, and in private law practice.

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