Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He served as executive director of the 9/11 Commission. As a career diplomat, Zelikow served in the U.S. State Department in the 1980s and on the National Security Council staff for President George H. W. Bush. He recently returned to the State Department as counselor in the George W. Bush Administration. In 2001, he directed the Carter-Ford Commission on Federal Election Reform. He has taught public policy and history at Harvard University and has served as director of the Miller Center for Public Policy at the University of Virginia and as director of the Aspen Strategy Group.
Recorded Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at InterContinental Hotel.