Associate Professor of Public Policy
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Area of Expertise: U.S. intelligence; U.S. national security agencies; CIA; FBI; spying
Zegart, associate professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, is an expert in U.S. intelligence and the design problems of U.S. national security agencies.
Her most recent book, "Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11" (2007), examines why U.S. intelligence agencies failed to adapt to the rise of terrorism after the Cold War.
She worked on the National Security Council staff during the Clinton administration and served as a foreign policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign.
Zegart is a former Fulbright Scholar and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent guest blogger and columnist and has appeared numerous times as a national security analyst on television and radio.
She teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy and public management.
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