Jane Harman is the director, president and chief executive officer of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Prior to assuming her current role, she represented California’s 36th congressional district from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2011. She is a member of the Defense Policy Board, the Homeland Security Advisory Committee, and the Presidential Debates Commission. A product of Los Angeles public schools, Harman is a magna cum laude graduate of Smith College, and Harvard Law School. Prior to serving in Congress, she was staff director of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, deputy cabinet secretary to President Jimmy Carter, and special counsel to the Department of Defense.