Gary Hart

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart has been extensively involved in international law and business as a strategic adviser to major U.S. corporations and as a teacher, author and lecturer since retiring from the United States Senate.

He is currently scholar in residence[1]at the University of Colorado. He is also chairman of the American Security Project and of the Council for a Livable World. Hart is a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee on science, technology and the law and was a member of its task force on science and security. He has recently been appointed distinguished congressional fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a member of the board of the Eurasia Foundation.

Gary Hart has been visiting fellow, Chatham lecturer, and McCallum memorial lecturer at Oxford University, Global Fund lecturer at Yale University, and regents lecturer at the University of California. He has earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University and graduate law and divinity degrees from Yale University. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School and is the author of eighteen books.

For 15 years, Hart was senior counsel to Coudert Brothers, a multinational law firm with offices in 32 cities and 19 countries around the world.

Political career

Gary Hart represented the state of Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. In 1984 and 1988, he was a candidate for his party's nomination for president.

Commission on National Security

Gary Hart was co-chairman[2]of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century.

The commission performed the most comprehensive review of national security since 1947, predicted the terrorist attacks on America, and proposed a sweeping overhaul of U.S. national security structures and policies for the post-Cold War new century and the age of terrorism.

Council for a Livable World

As at March 12, 2010, Gary Hart, a former U.S. Senator served on the board of the Council for a Livable World. The Council was founded in 1962 by nuclear physicist Leo Szilard and other scientists. Its purpose is to campaign against the proliferation of nuclear weapons through lobbying and by supporting candidates who share their vision.[3] The Council had earlier supported Gary Hart in his successful Senate run as candidate for Colorado.[4]