Board of Advisors
Nominated by President Obama in November 2009 and confirmed by the US Senate in February 2010 as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Mr. Wilson served until March of 2012 as the Pentagon’s senior spokesman and principal communications strategist. In addition to the Secretary of Defense and the senior Pentagon civilian leadership, Mr. Wilson also worked closely with the National Security Council, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Service Chiefs and Secretaries and the Combatant Commanders, and led a worldwide... Read More »
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. After returning to the NewsHour in 2007 as a senior correspondent, she now regularly co-anchors the newly redesigned PBS NewsHour. For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the weekday political program, Inside Politics. Woodruff also played a central role in the network's political coverage and other major news stories. At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief... Read More »
R. James Woolsey is Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Mr. Woolsey currently chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group, chairs the Advisory Board of the Opportunities Development Group, and he is Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. In the above capacities he specializes in a range of alternative energy... Read More »
Juan Zarate is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News, a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law School, and a national security consultant.
Mr. Zarate served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009, and was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. Government’s counterterrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. Mr.... Read More »
Dr. Philip D. Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He served as Counselor to the US Department of State from February 2005 to December 2006. As counselor, he was a senior policy advisor on a wide range of issues to the Secretary of State. Before his appointment to the State Department, Zelikow served as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission. Formerly a trial and appellate attorney in Houston, Zelikow served as a career foreign service officer overseas and on detail to the... Read More »