submarines, 45 nuclear attack submarines, and more than 15,000 men and women. Earlier in his career, he commanded Submarine Squadron Four, the USS Sam Houston, and the USS City of Corpus Christi. Admiral Owens has written more than 50 articles on national security and wrote the book High Seas. His latest book, Lifting the Fog of War, was published in April 2000 and revised and republished in 2008. He is a 1962 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a B.S. in mathematics. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University and a master’s degree in management from George Washington University. The admiral is the founder of Extend America, a 5-year state wireless telecommunications venture, and also sits on the public boards of Polycom, Wipro, and Daimler AG as well as the private boards of Intelius, Force 10 Networks, Unifrax, and AEA Investors LLC. Owens is a member of several philanthropic boards including the Carnegie Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is also a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Council on Foreign Affairs.
Kenneth W. Dam, Co-chair, University of Chicago, has devoted his career to public policy issues, both as a practitioner and as a professor. He served as deputy secretary (the second-ranking official) in the Department of Treasury (2001-2003) and in the Department of State (1982-1985). In 1973 he was executive director of the Council on Economic Policy, a White House office responsible for coordinating U.S. domestic and international economic policy. From 1971 to 1973 he served as assistant director for national security and international policy at the Office of Management and Budget. He began his Washington career as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Whittaker (1957-1958). Professor Dam’s entire academic career has been devoted to the University of Chicago, beginning in 1960 and extending, with various leaves of absence, to the present. From 1980 to 1982 he served as provost of the University of Chicago. Most of his academic work has centered on law and economics, particularly with respect to international issues. Professor Dam’s other activities include serving as IBM vice president for law and external relations (1985-1992) and as president and chief executive officer of the United Way of America for a 6-month period in 1992. He has extensive experience as an arbitrator. The professor is a member of the board of the Brookings Institution and serves as a senior fellow of that organization. He is a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and of the National Research Council’s Science, Technology and Law Panel. He has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was chair of the German-American Academic Council and a board member of a number of non-profit institutions, including the Council on Foreign Relations (New