Our 51st Year

Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
David Lampton
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Angela Stent
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker

Mark Lowenthal

Mark Lowenthal

Dr. Mark Lowenthal is an author and adjunct professor at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Lowenthal has written five books and over 90 articles or studies on intelligence and national security. His book Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy has become a standard undergraduate and graduate text.

In 2005 Dr. Lowenthal retired from a career working with the U.S. Intelligence Community as a recognized national security affairs expert. He is the former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production and former Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council (2002-2005). As Assistant Director, he was instrumental in having the Intelligence Community adopt the framework that provides guidance that serves as the basis upon which all analysis and production decisions are made. He has also served in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research as both an office director and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

Dr. Lowenthal holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1988 he was the Grand Champion on the television quiz show Jeopardy!