Graduate (Hons), Smith College and Harvard Law School. Former: top Aide, United States Senate; Deputy Cabinet Secretary to President Jimmy Carter; Special Counsel to the Department of Defense; in private law practice. Since 2011, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center. Former Congresswoman from California representing the aerospace centre of the State during nine terms; served on all the major security committees, including six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence and four on Homeland Security; made numerous Congressional fact-finding missions to hotspots around the world, including North Korea, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Guantanamo Bay to assess threats against the US. Member: Defense Policy Board; Trustee: Aspen Institute; University of Southern California.