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Lee Hamilton

co-chair, Iraq Study Group

Hamilton is currently president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He represented Indiana's 9th Congressional District for 34 years, beginning in January 1965. While in office, he served as chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and chaired the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, the Joint Economic Committee and the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. In early 2006, Hamilton was named co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, which was charged with providing a forward looking, bi-partisan assessment of the situation in Iraq and was created at the urging of Congress. He is the author of *A Creative Tension - The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress*, *How Congress Works and Why You Should Care *and co-author of *Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission*.