The President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board


This was brought to my attention yesterday by two articles from journalist David Corn writing in “The Nation”.



“The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board--usually referred to by its acronym--is a group of prominent citizens who offer advice to the President on sensitive intelligence matters. It was established in 1956 by President Eisenhower, and past chairmen have included former Senator Warren Rudman, former House Speaker Thomas Foley, and former Defense Secretary Les Aspin. In recent years, PFIAB has conducted investigations (often through its Intelligence Oversight Board) of spy- community controversies. It examined lax security at Department of Energy nuclear weapons facilities, CIA involvement with Guatemalan military officials who committed human rights abuses, US intelligence failures in Somalia, and the CIA's cover-its-ass investigation of CIA director John Deutch, who compromised classified information. PFIAB challenged the charge--popular in rightwing circles--that China had stolen nuclear weapons secrets from the United States. ("Possible damage has been minted as probable disaster; workaday delay and bureaucratic confusion has been cast as diabolical conspiracies," a PFIAB report concluded. "Enough is enough.")”

Read the articles at:


“Who's On PFIAB?--A New Bush Secret”


“Who's On PFIAB-A Bush Secret...Or Not? UPDATED”

What follows is an initial attempt to get some biographical details of the members of this advisory board. Not surprisingly, even with only these meagre biographies, the intertwined workings of the `elite’ become apparent.


John Horne ( )



Whitehouse Press Release:


October 5, 2001

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to serve as Members of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board for a term of two years:


Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft who will serve as Chairman. Cresencio S. Arcos of Florida Jim Barksdale of Mississippi Robert Addsion Day of California Stephen Friedman of New York Alfred Lerner of Ohio Ray Lee Hunt of Texas Rita E. Hauser of New York David E. Jeremiah of Virginia Arnold Lee Kanter of Virginia James Calhoun Langdon, Jr. of the District of Columbia Marie Elizabeth Pate-Cornell of California John Harrison Streicker of New York Peter Barton Wilson of California Phillip David Zelikow of Virginia

(see also Northrop Grumman’s list of Washington appointees: )

Whitehouse site on PFIAB:



Brent Scowcroft

As President and founder of The Scowcroft Group and one of the country's leading experts on international policy, Brent Scowcroft provides Group clients with unparalleled strategic advise and assistance in dealing in the international arena.

Brent Scowcroft has served as the National Security Advisor to both Presidents Ford and Bush. From 1982 to 1989, he was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. In this capacity, he advised and assisted a wide range of U.S. and foreign corporate leaders on global joint venture opportunities, strategic planning and risk assessment. His prior extraordinary 29 year military career began with graduation from West Point and concluded at the rank of Lieutenant General following service as the Deputy National Security Advisor. His Air Force service included Professor of Russian History at West Point; Assistant Air Attache in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Head of the Political Science Department at the Air Force Academy; Air Force Long Range Plans, Office of the Secretary of Defense International Security Assistance, Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Military Assistant to President Nixon. Out of uniform he continued in a public policy capacity by serving on the President's Advisory Committee on Arms Control, the Commission on Strategic Forces and the President's Special Review Board, also known as the Tower Board. He currently serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards. He earned his Masters and Doctorate in International Relations from Columbia University.


Medal of Freedom Award, 1991

Honorary Knight of the British Empire (K.B.E.), 1993

Professional/Scientific/Honorary Societies:


Member, President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control; Member, President’s Commission on Strategic Forces; Member, President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management; Member, President’s Special Review Board (Tower Board); Trustee, Gerald R. Ford Foundation; Trustee, George C. Marshall Foundation; Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Trustee, Atlantic Council of the United States; Trustee, RAND; Trustee, International Republican Institute; Chairman of the Board, CSIS/Pacific Forum; Member, Board of Visitors, U.S. Air Force Academy and National Defense University; Director of the Board, Pennzoil and Qualcomm


Fields of Specialty:

Foreign Policy, National Security Affairs


Career Experience:

President, The Scowcroft Group, Inc.

Founder and President, The Forum for International Policy

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to Presidents Bush and Ford

Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to Presidents Ford and Nixon

Military Assistant to President Nixon

Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Assistant Air Attache, American Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Also on Governing Council of the Miller Center (of which Phillip David Zelikow is Director) :



Ambassador Cresencio S. Arcos, Jr.

Ambassador Cresencio S. Arcos, Jr. retired from the United States Foreign Service after a 25-year career. His last position was Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Crime (1993-1995). He also served as American Ambassador to Honduras from 1989- 1993. In 1993, he served on the Department of State's North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Task Force as well. From 1986-1988, Arcos worked as The White House Coordinator for Public Diplomacy on Central America and was the Deputy Coordinator in the Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America at the Department of State. Arcos is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Masters Degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He was a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Oregon's Institute of International Studies and the George Washington University's Institute of Sino-Soviet Studies.



Jim Barksdale

Jim Barksdale is a partner of The Barksdale Group. Jim  has over 35 years of operational experience. Prior to founding the Barksdale Group, Jim served as President & CEO of Netscape Communications Corp. from January 1995 until the company merged with America Online in March of 1999. He was Director of Netscape from October 1994. Upon completion of the merger with America Online, Jim joined AOL's Board of Directors. Over the five years, Netscape's revenue grew by over 14,000% to nearly $600 million. Jim joined when there was less than 100 employees and managed headcount growth until it reached nearly 3,000.


Prior to Netscape, Jim worked at AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications) as their Chief Executive Officer. From April 1983 to January 1992, Jim served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Federal Express Corporation and prior to that, he served as their Chief Information Officer for four years. During his tenure as COO of Federal Express, Jim experienced approximately 800% revenue growth to $8 billion. Jim Barksdale also held various management positions, including Chief Information Officer with Cook Industries and started his career at IBM.


In January 2000, Jim gifted $100 million to create a statewide reading institute, The Barksdale Reading Institute. A joint venture with The University of Mississippi School of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education and the state's seven other public university schools of education. Learn more.

In 1997, Netscape received the "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year" award from both Stanford and Harvard business schools. Computer Reseller News named Barksdale #1 "Executive of the Year," PC Magazine named him "Person of the Year," and at the 1997 ETRE Conference in Budapest he received the "Executive of the Year" award. Jim sits on the board of companies including AOL Time Warner, Federal Express, Mayo Foundation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., TechNet and Webvan Group.


Jim received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.



Robert Addison Day

Robert Addison Day, chairman and chief executive officer of Trust Company of the West and chairman and president of the W. M. Keck Foundation, was elected to the Brookings Board of Trustees at its spring meeting on May 27.


Day started his career with the investment banking firm of White, Weld and Company in New York. In 1971 he founded Trust Company of the West with $2 million under management. They currently manage in excess of $50 billion invested in 50 investment products and are the largest independent trust company in the United States.


"I am very pleased to welcome Bob and look forward to utilizing his broad experience and talents. He will complement the expertise already present on our Board," said James Johnson, Chairman of the Brookings Board of Trustees.

Day earned his B.S. in economics at Claremont McKenna College.


Day is director of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. as well as a member and former chairman of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a member of the Business Council.


Bush `Pioneer’

Trust Company of the West is a massive private money management company that manages mutual funds for Dean Witter. Henry Kissinger sits on its board. Day is the grandson of the founder of Superior Oil Co. Trust played major back-room roles in early to mid-`90s takeover battles for Santa Fe Pacific Corp, Blockbuster Entertainment and Chrysler Corp. Trust took major hits in the mid-`90s from: the Mexican peso devaluation; troubled real estate holdings; and an exodus of top managers. Thereafter, Trust aggressively pursued would-be buyers. Negotiations kept breaking down, in part because potential buyers said Trust overvalued its assets. Day is a pal of Clinton’s ex-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and once entertained the Democratic chief on his yacht.



Stephen Friedman

Friedman is currently a senior principal at Marsh & McLennan Capital, Inc., and a limited partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. New York. He was senior chairman of Goldman, Sachs from 1994 to 1997, co-chairman or sole Chairman from 1990 to 1994, and co-chief operating officer from 1987 to 1990. He joined Goldman, Sachs in 1966 after serving as a law clerk to a Federal District Judge and as an attorney in New York. He attended Cornell University and Columbia Law School.

Friedman is the chairman of the board of trustees of Columbia University, the chairman of the executive committee of The Brookings Institution, and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Concord Coalition. He also serves on the executive committee of the board of managers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Trilateral Commission. In addition, Friedman is a director of FannieMae, Wal-Mart and Risk Capitol Holdings.



Alfred Lerner

Alfred Lerner is chairman and chief executive officer of MBNA Corporation, the largest bank independent issuer of credit cards and the largest U.S. issuer of affinity credit cards. Based in Cleveland, he is also chairman and owner of The Cleveland Browns.


He served as chairman of the Columbia College Board of Visitors from 1983 to1988.


Mr. Lerner is a trustee and president of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. A 210 bed acute-care tower of Cleveland's University Hospital is named for Mr.Lerner and his wife, Norma, and a 410,000 square foot Research Institute at The Cleveland Clinic is also named for him, as well as the Student Center on the Columbia campus. He is also a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Case Western Reserve University.



Ray L Hunt

Ray L. Hunt is a Dallas businessman whose association with Hunt Oil Company began in 1958 as a summer employee in the oil fields.  He was educated at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and received a degree in economics in June 1965. While at SMU, he was designated a University Scholar, served on the student senate, received the Outstanding Business Student Award and was president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.


Mr. Hunt now serves as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., and chairman of the board and CEO of Hunt Oil Company. Additionally, he serves as a member of the boards of directors of Halliburton Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Security Capital Group Incorporated.


Mr. Hunt has been active in civic affairs in Dallas. He has served as chairman of the board of trustees of Southern Methodist University, chairman of the Dallas Citizens Council, chairman of the North Texas Commission, and chairman of the Central Dallas Association. Mr. Hunt currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., the board of directors of the Texas Research League, the executive committee of the Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas, and the board of trustees of Southern Methodist University.

Within the oil and gas industry, Mr. Hunt has served as chairman of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C. (an industry advisory organization for the secretary of energy) and is currently a member of the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Hunt is a past chairman of the Dallas Wildcat Committee and, in 1988, was elected an "All-American Wildcatter" by the national organization of the same name. Mr. Hunt also has served as president of the Dallas Petroleum Club.


Other recognitions which Mr. Hunt has received include the following:

1977 - Distinguished Alumnus of Southern Methodist University

1978 - Outstanding Young Man in Dallas (by the Dallas Jaycees)

1978 - Outstanding Young Texan (one of five by the Texas Jaycees)

1979 - "Headliner of the Year" (by the Dallas Press Club )

1987 - The Order of Marib (by the government of the Republic of Yemen, the only non-Yemeni ever to be so designated)

1988 - The J. Erik Jonsson Award (by the Greater Dallas Chamber-Mr. Hunt was the first recipient of this award)

1989 - The John Rogers Award (by the Southwestern Lega1 Foundation "for distinguished services to the petroleum Industry and civic institutions")


1992 - Elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame (an honor which Mr. Hunt's father had posthumously received in 1986)

Mr. Hunt is an active member of the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. He is 56, married to the former Nancy Ann Hunter of Kansas City, and has five children.



Rita Hauser

Rita Hauser is President of The Hauser Foundation. She is an international lawyer, senior Partner and now of counsel to the New York City law firm, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. She is known for her public service and philanthropic work. Interested in world peace, security, and human rights, she has served as the U.S. Representative to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, and on commissions affiliated with the U.S. Department of State, The Brookings Institution and the International Center for Peace in the Middle East. Dr. Hauser chairs The International Peace Academy and The Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy. She is a director of many organizations, including: The Rand Corporation, The International Institute For Strategic Studies in London, The New York Philharmonic Society and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is on the Visiting Committee of the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, on the Dean's Advisory Board of Harvard Law School, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. Dr. Hauser is a National Co-Chair of the Harvard University Campaign. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Strasbourg in France, Harvard and NYU Law Schools, and the University of Paris Law Faculty.



David E. Jeremiah

Admiral David E. Jeremiah (U.S. Navy, Ret.) is president of Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation, a strategic advisory and investment banking firm engaged primarily in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications and electronics industries. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Jeremiah is a member of the Defense Policy Board, a National Reconnaissance Advisory Panel, the National Defense Panel and a Defense Science Board Task Force on Human Resources.


Prior to leaving military service in 1994, he served as vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff to Generals Powell and Shalikashvili.


Jeremiah earned a bachelor degree in business administration from the University of Oregon, and a masters in financial management from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He has been a member of the MITRE Board of Trustees since 1999.



Arnold Kanter

A Principal and founding member of The Scowcroft Group, Arnold Kanter provides strategic advice and direct assistance to companies in the aerospace, financial services, entertainment, energy and other industries. He also conducts risk assessments of market opportunities in East Asia, Central Europe, and Russia.


Dr. Kanter served as Under Secretary of State from 1991 to 1993. As the third-ranking official in the State Department, he functioned as its "chief operating officer" with responsibility for the day-to-day management of United States foreign policy. Prior to assuming this position, he served on the White House staff from 1989-1991 as Special Assistant to the President, and in a variety of capacities in the State department from 1977-1985. In addition to his government experience, Dr. Kanter was a program director at the RAND Corporation, a member of the research staff at the Brookings Institution, and a member of the faculty at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and his master and doctoral degrees from Yale University. In addition to advising the intelligence community, Dr. Kanter serves on the Defense Policy Board, and on the International Advisory Committee of CMS Energy, a global energy company. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and is a director of the Atlantic Council and the Stimson Center.



James C. Langdon, Jr.



Washington, D.C.


fax: 202.955.7758

Practice Area: 


Energy, Land Use and Environment

James C. Langdon Jr. is a partner in the energy, land use and environment practice group of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington and a member of the firm's strategic planning and management committees.


Mr. Langdon has spent most of his professional career working on oil and gas and energy-related issues. A native of Texas, he currently divides his time between the firm's Washington, Texas and Moscow offices, advising Western multinational oil and gas companies, as well as the governments and oil and gas enterprises of energy-producing nations. His practice encompasses the United States, Latin America, Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Central Asia. He is actively involved in the fields of privatization and international project finance and in dealings with international financial institutions. He participates in the major international and geopolitical energy questions of the day. He also is active in dealing with energy-related issues that come before the U.S. Congress.


Earlier, Mr. Langdon focused on energy regulatory issues before various administrative and regulatory bodies of the federal government, such as the Departments of Energy, Interior and Treasury. Before joining Akin Gump in 1975, he participated in the process that led to the creation of the U.S. Department of Energy, serving as associate administrator for the Cost of Living Council's Petroleum Division, director of the Office of Commercial Affairs for the Department of Treasury, and associate administrator of price regulation development for the Federal Energy Administration.


Mr. Langdon received his B.B.A. in 1967 and his J.D. in 1970 from the University of Texas. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Texas Bars. He has presented numerous papers to various energy law groups, including the Southwestern Legal Foundation Institute on oil and gas law and taxation.


(Bush `Pioneer’)

Langdon heads the energy practice of this corporate law firm, representing multinational oil and gas companies, as well as oil-producing foreign nations. He helps these clients cut financial and privatization deals. Although he is not a registered lobbyist, Langdon involves himself in energy-related issues before Congress. Langdon is a personal friend of Bush, who has taken a lead role in his beltway fundraising. In this role, Langdon was on the hot seat after Bush spent more than half of the record $68 million he had raised by the time of the New Hampshire primary—and still got trounced by John McCain. “People have been questioning, `Where are we on the spending?’” Langdon said at the time. “There’s a decent amount of that kind of discussion. You can’t get beat like that and not have this happen.” Langdon’s father was a Texas Railroad Commissioner during the `60s and `70s. During this oil regulatory agency’s energy-crisis hey day, the three powerful commissioners acted as a mini-OPEC, controlling how much oil Texas produced.



Marie Elizabeth Pate-Cornell

Elisabeth Paté-Cornell is the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering and has been chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University since its creation in January 2000. From 1978 to 1981, she was assistant professor of Civil Engineering at M.I.T. She has been a faculty member at Stanford in the department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from 1981 to 1999. Her primary areas of teaching and research are engineering risk analysis and risk management, decision analysis, and engineering economy. Her research, in recent years, has focused on the extension of probabilistic risk analysis models to include organizational factors with application to a wide variety of problems such as the management of the tiles of the space shuttle, offshore platforms during oil and gas production, and anesthesia during surgery. She is currently working on mathematical models that allow management of programmatic risks for the development of safety-critical systems, for instance in the space industry. She has been (and continues to be) a consultant to numerous industries and government organizations.


She is a member of National Academy of Engineering and of its Council, of the Air Force Science Advisory Board, and of the California Council on Science and Technology, and formerly a member of the NASA Advisory Council. She is a past president and a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis. She is currently an elected member of the Stanford University Senate.


Paté-Cornell received her Engineer Degree in Computer Science in 1971 from the Institut Polytechnique of Grenoble, France, a master's degree in operations research in 1972 and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems in 1978, both from Stanford University.


Research Interests

Engineering Risk Management and Decision Analysis. Professor Paté-Cornell's current research uses risk

analysis, probability, and decision theory to integrate organizational factors into assessments of the reliability of the final product or service, and to allow efficient and cost-effective risk management in industry, and in government regulations. Recent applications: NASA space shuttle, management of unmanned space programs, offshore platforms, marine pipelines, anesthesia in hospitals. Also: characterization of risk uncertainties and implications for risk ranking and management.



National Academy of Engineering1995

Society for Risk Analysis President1994-1995

California Council on Science and Technology : Member (2001-Present)

National Research Council: Member of the Marine Board (1994-1996)

Member of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Applications (1998-present)

Chair of the Committee on Risk Assessment and management of Marine Systems (1996-1998)

National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA): Member of the Advisory Council, 1996-1998

U.S. Air Force: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (1998-present)

U.S. Army: Member of the Army Science Board (1995-1997)



Peter Barton Wilson

Pete Wilson is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He served as the thirty-sixth governor of California (1991- 1999), the culmination of more than three decades in the public arena that included eight years as a United States Senator (1983- 1991), eleven years as mayor of San Diego (1971-1983), and five years as a California state assemblyman (1967-1971).


As mayor of San Diego, Wilson led the transformation of that city from a quiet navy town to an international trade hub, amending the city charter to make public safety the first and foremost responsibility of city government and leading a successful effort to manage San Diego's dynamic growth and to revitalize the city's downtown area. He substantially cut the property-tax rate and imposed a limit on the growth of the city budget that became a model for California's subsequently adopted Proposition 4.


As a United States senator, Wilson was a leading voice for a stronger defense and U.S. foreign policy. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he called for early implementation of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, a national ballistic missile defense system.


Wilson also cosponsored the federal Intergovernmental Regulatory Relief Act requiring Washington to reimburse states for the cost of new federal mandates. And his fiscal conservatism in the Senate earned him "Watchdog of the Treasury" honors for each of his eight years in the nation's capital.


Wilson's eight years as governor saw California emerge from the depths of depression to a resounding economic recovery. Inheriting the state's worst economy since the Great Depression, Wilson remained focused on California's long-term priorities.


Governor Wilson enacted historic education reforms that have been called California's "education renaissance" -- reforms based on results, accountability, and fiscally sound investments.


Wilson demanded and got rigorous curricular standards, implemented class-size reduction, and ended social promotion, replacing it with early, effective remedial education. He also began new programs of individualized testing of all students, teacher-competency and training, a lengthier instructional year, and a return to phonics and early mastery of early reading, writing, and mathematical skills.


Born on August 23, 1933, in Lake Forest, Illinois, and raised in Missouri, Wilson attended Yale University and proceeded to serve three years as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer. Upon completion of his military obligation, Wilson earned a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.



John H. Streicker



Sentinel Real Estate Corporation

Mr. Streicker is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentinel, responsible for the oversight of the firm's nearly $5 billion of assets under management. He joined the firm in 1976 as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Streicker brings over 33 years of real estate investment experience to the management of Sentinel's commingled funds and separate accounts, which comprise over 60,000 apartment units and nine million square feet of commercial space.


Prior to joining Sentinel, Mr. Streicker held various positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1971 to 1976, most recently as President of the DLJ subsidiary responsible for property investments for tax-exempt clients. Prior to that, he was Director of Investment Finance at ITT Levitt & Sons Multifamily Division, and held an associate position at the law firm of Root, Barrett, Cohen, Knapp & Smith. Mr. Streicker received an AB from Princeton University in 1964 and a JD from Yale Law School in 1967. He has chaired the Planning Board for Midtown Manhattan and has served as adjunct professor at Yale's School of Organization and Management.



Philip Zelikow

Philip Zelikow is Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Initially a trial and civil rights lawyer in Texas, he taught for the Department of the Navy before serving as a career diplomat in  the Department of State and working on the staff of the National Security Council in the Bush White House from 1989-1991.


He was associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1991 until 1998. Zelikow is the executive director of the bipartisan National Commission on Federal Election Reform co-chaired by former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford.


Zelikow is the director of the Aspen Strategy Group (a policy program of the Aspen Institute), and a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a law degree from the University of Houston. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the State Bar of Texas.


Miller Center Projects

Philip Zelikow became director of the Center in July 1998. In addition to directing the Center, Zelikow is a general editor, with Ernest May, of the Center's Presidential Recordings Project. In this project, Miller Center scholars transcribe thousands of hours of telephone conversations and meetings secretly recorded by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.



President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of the Aspen Institute

State Bar of Texas

Council on Foreign Relations, and member of the Standing Committee of the

Council’s Board for oversight of Foreign Affairs

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (and a Contributing Editor

to its Bibliographical Project)

American Political Science Association

International Institute for Strategic Studies



Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs,

White Burkett Miller Professor of History - Charlottesville, Virginia

- Direct research center on the American presidency.

- Executive Director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform (also known as the

Carter-Ford Commission), 2001-02

- Executive Director of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the

Information Age, 2002-03

- Member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board



Associate Professor of Public Policy - Cambridge, Massachusetts

- Co-director of Harvard University’s Intelligence and Policy Program



Executive Office of the President


Director for European Security Affairs - Washington, D.C.

- NSC staff member working on NATO, German unification, coalition management in the Gulf

war,and other regional political and security topics, including relations with Great Britain


DEPARTMENT OF STATE (1985-1989, 1991)

Secretariat Staff - Washington, DC

Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) - Vienna, Austria

Negotiations on Mutual Reduction of Armed Forces and Conventional Armaments

in Central Europe (MBFR) - Vienna, Austria



Adjunct Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School - Monterey,



DAVID BERG & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (now Berg & Androphy) (1980-1983, Of Counsel,

1983-1985, 1991-1998)


Trial and Appellate Attorney - Houston, Texas

- Specialized in constitutional, civil rights, and criminal litigation in federal and state courts


Briefing Attorney - Austin, Texas