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Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe with Jane Harman


Jane Harman

Please join Professor Peter Feaver in a discussion with Former Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman, on her book Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe. As a nation, America has cycled through the same defense and intelligence issues since the end of the Cold War. In Insanity Defense, Congresswoman Jane Harman chronicles how four administrations have failed to confront some of the toughest national security policy issues and suggests achievable fixes that can move us toward a safer future. If unable to attend in person, join us via the Webinar livestream: Congresswoman Harman was there-as witness, legislator, exhorter, enabler, dissident and, eventually, outside advisor and commentator. Insanity Defense is an insider's account of decades of American national security-of its failure of its failures and omissions-and a roadmap to making significant progress on solving these perennially difficult issues. Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center, is an internationally recognized authority on U.S. and global security issues, foreign relations and lawmaking. A native of Los Angeles and a public-school graduate, she went on to become a nine-term member of Congress, serving decades on the major security committees in the House of Representatives. Drawing upon a career that has included service as President Carter's Secretary of the Cabinet and hundreds of diplomatic missions to foreign countries, Harman holds posts on nearly a dozen governmental and non-governmental advisory boards and commissions.


Featured, Global, Lecture/Talk, United States Focus