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Morton Halperin, PhD Biography

Former National Legislative Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

National Legislative Director of the Washington Office of the ACLU from 1984-1992

May 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of US Advocacy, Open Society Institute
  • Chair of the Advisory Board, Center for National Security Studies
  • Chairman of the Board of the Health Privacy Project, Georgetown University
  • Chairman of the Board, Democracy Coalition Project
  • Senior Vice President and Director of Fellows, Center for American Progress
  • Nominated by the President for the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Democracy and Peacekeeping
  • Director of the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State, 1998-2001
  • Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Democracy at the National Security Council, 1994-1996
  • Consultant to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 1993
  • National Legislative Director of the Washington Office, ACLU, 1984-1992
  • Director, Center for National Security Studies, 1975-1992
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), responsible for political-military planning and arms control, Department of Defense, 1966-1969
  • Professor, Harvard University, 1960-1966
  • PhD, International Relations, Yale University
  • BA, Columbia College
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?