Congress Experts

Staff Writer, The Christian Science Monitor
Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
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, Harm...
Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Robert M. Hathaway is a Public Policy Fellow associated with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is working on a book on the use of power in global politics, titled Leverage: Turning Power into Clout. He served as director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program from 1999 to 2014.  Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve years on th...
Aaron Jones is serving as the Director of Congressional Relations and came to the Wilson Center from Capitol Hill, where he served for eight years in the office of Rep. Hal Rogers (KY).  While working for Congressman Rogers, he handled policy issues on an array of topics including health care, transportation, energy, and agriculture.  He was also deeply involved in the appropriations pro...
Author and Journalist
Linda Killian's first book was THE FRESHMEN: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? in which she followed Newt Gingrich's career as Speaker of the House closely. This critically acclaimed book is a behind-the-scenes account of the104th Congress - the story of the GOP freshmen of '94 and the Republican takeover of Congress. It reveals the maneuvering and intrigues, the personal and...
Former Senator (R-N.H.), Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Assistant Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University
Jordan Tama is Assistant Professor of International Relations at American University’s School of International Service and Research Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Dr. Tama is the author of Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and he has published articles about U.S. politic...
Former Director, The Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.; Former Staff Director, House Rules Committee.
Donald R. Wolfensberger is director of the Congress Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a position he had held since June 1999. He first came to the Wilson Center in February 1997 as a guest scholar where he wrote the book, Congress and the People: Deliberative Democracy on Trial (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). Prior to that he worked for 28 years as a staff me...