Friday, July 13, 2007

What is Amy Zegart reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Amy Zegart, an Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Public Affairs, where she teaches courses in U.S. foreign policy and public management, and author of the forthcoming Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11.

Zegart has been featured by The National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform. (See today's Washington Post for her latest contribution to the subject.)

She worked on the Clinton Administration's National Security Council staff in 1993, served as a foreign policy advisor to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign, and has testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Her research focuses on the design problems of U.S. national security agencies. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University, where she studied under Condoleezza Rice. Her first book, Flawed By Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS and NSC (Stanford University Press, 1999), won the highest national dissertation award in Political Science and has become standard reading for several U.S. military and intelligence training programs.

Read more about her forthcoming book Spying Blind at the Princeton University Press website.

Writers Read: Amy Zegart.

--Marshal Zeringue