David Barton

Title:
Adjunct Professor
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

National security, foreign policy, and intelligence policy, 9/11

David Barton has thirty years of professional experience in national security, foreign policy, and intelligence policy working with the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and the State Department. In 2002 he led an investigation team and developed the final report for the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the terrorist events of September 11, 2001. From 2003 to 2005 he worked with Senator Joe Lieberman and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where he had responsibility for policy and legislative matters related to 9/11 and led a bi-partisan team to achieve the intelligence reform legislation that was adopted as public law in 2004. During 2006 and 2007 Mr. Barton directed a project at the National Academy of Public Administration, requested by Congress and the FBI, focused on aspects of the intelligence work of the FBI and its relationship to the rest of the intelligence community and to state and local law enforcement. At the State Department in the 1990s he directed legislative business and participated in senior policy making for seven years on national security, arms control, and non-proliferation issues. Before that, in two decades of work for Chairmen Lee Hamilton and Dante Fascell with the House Foreign Affairs Committee his responsibilities included national security, arms control, non-proliferation, European and Middle Eastern affairs. Mr. Barton is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

 

Current Research

National security, foreign policy and intelligence policy

Education

B.A. Dartmouth College, M.A. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Publications

One of several staff authors of the Report on 9/11 by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, GPO, 2003

Author of a Report for the National Academy of Public Administration, FBI Transformation Papers, "Increasing the Value of FBI Intelligence Analysis and Production

Numerous policy papers and studies for the State Department and the U.S. Congress

Classes Taught

National Security, Foreign Policy, and Intelligence Policy related to 9/11