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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Richard Danzig, Chairman, Center for a New American Security, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Richard Danzig is Chairman of the Center for a New American Security, a Trustee of The RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, a director of Human Genome Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ) and a director of Saffron Hill Ventures (a European venture capital fund). In recent years his other activities have included service as The Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and as a member of the Boards of Public Agenda, the Partnership for Public Service and The National Semiconductor Corporation (a New York Stock Exchange Company sold to Texas Instruments in 2011). From the spring of 2007 through the Presidential election of 2008, Danzig was a senior advisor to Senator Obama on national security issues.

Danzig served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001.  He was the Under Secretary of the Navy between 1993 and 1997. From 1977 to 1981, he served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, first as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and then as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics. 

Between 1981 and 1993, Danzig was a partner in the law firm of Latham and Watkins.  During this time he co-authored a book on National Service, taught contracts at Georgetown Law School, and was a Director of the National Semiconductor Corporation, a Trustee of Reed College, and litigation director and then vice chair of the International Human Rights Group.

Danzig’s recent publications include “Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction” and as co-author of “Aum Shinrikyo: Insights into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons,” both published in 2011 by The Center for a New American Security. 

Danzig received a B.A. degree from Reed College, a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, and Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  Upon his graduation from Yale, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.  He is a three time recipient of the Defense Department’s highest civilian award, the Defense Distinguished Public Service Award.

 

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