Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History and Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at the Miller Center, both at the University of Virginia. There he has also served as Dean of the Graduate School and Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs. His scholarly work, first at Harvard, later at Virginia, focuses on critical episodes in American and world history. Before and during his academic career he has served at all levels of American government – federal, state, and local, including as an elected member of his town’s school board. His full-time federal service began as a teacher for the Navy and then as a career foreign service officer. Serving in five administrations, he held positions in the White House, the State Department, and the Defense Department. In 2001, after the Florida problems, he directed the Carter-Ford commission on election reform that led to the Help America Vote Act of 2002. In 2003-04, he directed the 9/11 Commission. A former member of the Intelligence Advisory Board for President Bush 43 and later for President Obama, he was also a member of the Defense Policy Board for Secretary Ash Carter. Dr. Zelikow is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.
Aspen Strategy Group Member, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia