THE DONA AND CAROL HAMILTON DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
JEH JOHNSON is a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP and the former Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017) and former General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2009-2012). Earlier in his career, Johnson was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force (1998-2001), and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (1989-1991). Johnson is the 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award, presented at the Reagan Presidential Library, for “contribut[ing] greatly to the defense of our nation,” and “guiding us through turbulent times with courage and wisdom.” In private life, in addition to practicing law Johnson is now on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin, U.S. Steel, the Council on Foreign Relations, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Center for a New American Security, and is a trustee of Columbia University.
RICHARD BRIFFAULT is the Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School.
ESTER R. FUCHS is Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science and is the Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
WILMOT JAMES is Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University.
ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO is the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY Columbia University’s Department of Political Science in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), the Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Global Centers, and The Academy of Political Science.