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James Baker
Robert Barylski
Laurel Bellows
David Dollar
Peter Georgescu
Margaret Jay
David Lampton
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Jessica McFate
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Terry Root
Dennis Ross
Gary Roughead
YŁksel Sezgin
Thomas Shannon
Hedrick Smith
Kathleen Stephens
Jeremi Suri
Ray Takeyh
Daniel Vara
Martin Walker
Celeste Wallander

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 United States 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 on the priorities of the President for intelligence collection requirements, which is 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 (INR) as both an office director and as a deputy assistant secretary of state.

Dr. Lowenthal hold 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!