Jane Harman

Jane Harman

Aspen Institute Trustee and Aspen Strategy Group Member, President Emerita of the Wilson Center

During her public career, Jane Harman served nine terms in Congress, including four years after 9/11 as ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. She recently completed a decade at the nonpartisan Wilson Center as its first female president and CEO, where she is now President Emerita and Distinguished Fellow. Harman is recognized as a national expert at the nexus of security and public policy issues, and has received numerous awards for distinguished service. She has served on advisory boards for the CIA, Director of National Intelligence, and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and State. Harman is currently a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the advisory board of the Munich Security Conference, the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission and co-chairs the Homeland Security Experts Group with former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff. Her book “Insanity Defense: Why our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes us Less Safe” was published by St. Martin’s Press in May.