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Former National Intelligence Council Chairman Joins GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs

September 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON—Christopher Kojm, former chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, joined the faculty of the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Mr. Kojm will serve as a visiting professor of the practice of international affairs. His appointment began Aug. 1.
Mr. Kojm specializes in counterterrorism and homeland security policy, the U.S. intelligence community and U.S. foreign policy. He began his appointment as chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in July 2009 and held the position until 2014.
"I am delighted to welcome Chris Kojm back to the Elliott School faculty,” Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown said. “For the past five years, Chris has been chairman of the National Intelligence Council, a tremendously important position within the U.S. intelligence community. Over the course of his career, he has held an array of high-level positions in the broader U.S. foreign policy and national security policy community. We are fortunate to have someone with his extraordinary range of experience and expertise on our faculty."
In 2006, Mr. Kojm served as a senior advisor to the Iraq Study Group, which was co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton. Mr. Kojm also served as the deputy director of the 9/11 Commission in 2003 and 2004 and later became the president of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public education about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Mr. Kojm also served as deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence policy and coordination, a post within the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He also has served as a staff member for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, working under Mr. Hamilton.
“I am thrilled to be back at the Elliott School," said Mr. Kojm. "After leaving GW in 2009 for the call of public service, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to teach again, as well as rejoin this dynamic intellectual community of students, faculty and staff."
Mr. Kojm served as a professor of practice at the Elliott School of from 2007 to 2009 and as a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2004 to 2006. In his role at GW, he will teach “Terrorism and Counterterrorism,” “U.S. Strategy Toward Asia-Pacific” and “U.S. Foreign Policy and International Organizations.” He holds a master's degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and an A.B. in history from Harvard College.
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and the largest school of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. In the January/February 2012 issue of Foreign Policy, the Elliott School’s undergraduate and master’s programs were ranked among the top 10 international affairs programs in the U.S. by the Teaching, Research and International Policy survey.
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