Christopher A. Kojm

Christopher A. "Chris" Kojm is a professor at George Washington University. He served as the chairman of the United States National Intelligence Council from 2009 to 2014.[1]

Chris Kojm
Chair of the National Intelligence Council
In office
July 6, 2009  July 5, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPeter Lavoy
Succeeded byGreg Treverton
Personal details
Born (1955-08-12) August 12, 1955
Kenmore, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Princeton University (MA)


Kojm received an AB from Harvard College in 1977 and an MA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1979.[2][3] From 1979 to 1984 he was a senior editor at the Foreign Policy Association in New York City.[3][2]

From 1984 to 1998 he was a staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee under Lee H. Hamilton, the ranking member, then chairman of the committee.[3][2]

From 1998 to 2003, Kojm was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Policy and Coordination in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.[3] He then served as Deputy Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, later serving as president of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project.[3]

Between 2004 and 2006, he was a Visiting Professor at his alma mater, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.[3] In 2006, he was a senior adviser to the Iraq Study Group.[3][2] In 2007, he became a faculty member of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and returned to teach at the Elliott School in 2014.[3][2]


Government offices
Preceded by
Peter Lavoy
Chair of the National Intelligence Council
Succeeded by
Greg Treverton
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