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Board of Directors

Chair: Sheila Coronel (Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; former Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)
Vice Chair: Nancy E. Soderberg (Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Northern Florida; former Vice President, International Crisis Group; former U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations; former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; former Staff Director, National Security Council; appointed Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board in January 2012)
Secretary: Edgar N. James, Esq. (Partner, James & Hoffman; pro bono litigator on behalf of the Archive)
Treasurer: Nancy Kranich (Former Associate Dean of Libraries, New York University; Former President, American Library Association)
Michael Abramowitz (Director National Institute for Holocaust Education of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, former White House Correspondent, National Editor of The Washington Post)
Vivian Schiller (Former Head of News Partnerships, Twitter; former President, National Public Radio; former Senior Vice President, The New York Times Company; former Senior Vice President, The Discovery Times Channel)

Gen. William Y. Smith, Ph.D. (US Air Force retired; former President, Institute for Defense Analyses; former Deputy Commander, NATO; Co-author of Operation Anadyr)
President: Thomas S. Blanton (Director, National Security Archive)

In Memoriam

Russell Hemenway, Board of Directors Chair 1999 - 2014
Dr. John Steinbruner, Board of Advisors 1985-2015

Advisory Board

Dr. Philip Brenner, Ph.D. (Professor of International Relations and former Chair, School of International Service, American University; Lead plaintiff in Archive lawsuit for Cuban Missile Crisis documents)
Susan Brynteson (University Librarian, University of Delaware; Former Chair, American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee)
Dr. Anne Cahn, Ph.D. (Member of the Board of Directors, United States Institute of Peace; Author of Killing Détente; former Director, Committee on National Security; former Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Department of Defense staffer)
Rosemary Chalk
(National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences)
John Dinges (Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism; former Managing Editor, National Public Radio; Archive Fellow and Author of Our Man in Panama)

Herbert N. Foerstel (Retired University Librarian, University of Maryland; Author of Secret Science and Surveillance in the Stacks; Member, American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee)
Dr. Joan Hoff, Ph.D. (Professor of History and Chair of the Baker Institute, Ohio University; former Executive Secretary, Organization of American Historians)
Dr. Akira Iriye, Ph.D. (Professor of History, Harvard University; Past President, American Historical Association)
Dr. David Alan Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Professor of Maritime Strategy, National War College; Former MacArthur Fellow)
Tina Rosenberg, (New York Times Editorial Board; Former MacArthur Fellow; Former Archive Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner for her book The Haunted Land)
Jack Siggins (University Librarian, The George Washington University)
Dr. Richard Steckel, Ph.D. (President, AddVenture Network; Former Director, Childrens’ Museum of Denver)
Thomas Susman, Esq. (Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; Co-author of the 1974 Freedom of Information Act amendments)

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