Intelligence Experts

Jason Brodsky is the former Special Advisor to the Vice President for New Initiatives. Previously, he served as Special Assistant (Research/Writing) and Policy Advisor to former 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. Schumer (D-NY) and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Brod...
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...
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...
Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for more than thirty-five years. Professor Hoffman previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND’s Washington, D.C. Office. He was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006; an adviser...
Meg King is Strategic and National Security Advisor to the Wilson Center President and Director, Digital Futures Project. Previously, she managed the Southern Africa portfolio for the U.S. Department of Defense Cooperative Biological Engagement Program.From 2008-2011, she was senior legislative assistant to the Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing...
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 Editor-in-Chief, Der Spiegel
Georg Mascolo was born October 26, 1964 in Stadthagen, Germany.He started working for the SPIEGEL Group back in 1988. He reported and produced features and documentaries for SPIEGEL TV, particularly covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of Germany.On November 9, 1989 Georg Mascolo and his camera team, Rainer März and Germar Biester, documented the historical moment...
Ph.D., Northwestern University; Assistant Professor, Kenyon College
Jacqueline R. McAllister is currently an Assistant Professor at Kenyon College.  She received her doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in June 2014.  She also holds a BA from Wellesley College.  Her current research focuses on whether, how, and when international criminal tribunals impact violence against civilians and peace prospects.  Her work draws on...
Writer specializing in aviation; Alfred V. Verville Fellow at the National Air & Space Museum
Richard Whittle, author of Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution (Henry Holt and Company, September 2014), and The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey (Simon & Schuster, April 2010), is 2013-14 Alfred V. Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. A contributor to Air & Space Smithsonian, the web site Breaking Defense an...
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia and former Counselor of the Department of State
Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in the history of the modern world, 20th century U.S. foreign policy, and presidential decision-making. He was formerly a Foreign Service Officer (1985-1989, 1991), a senior staff member of the National Security Council...