Senior Advisor, Open Society Institute
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

Morton H. Halperin is a Senior Advisor to the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Policy Center.

Halperin worked for many years for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He was Director of the Center for National Security Studies from 1975 to 1992; from 1984 to 1992 he was also the Director of the Washington Office of the ACLU. Halperin has testified more than 50 times before congressional committees on civil liberties issues. He served in the Clinton, Nixon and Johnson administrations, most recently as Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State (1998-2001). He is the author of numerous books and articles including The Lawless State (1976) and Self-Determination in the New World Order (1992).

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1938, Dr. Halperin received a BA from Columbia College in 1958 and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Yale University in 1961. He is a member the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Contributed to the following National Security Reports:

  • Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age
  • Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security
  • Implementing a Trusted Information Sharing Environment
  • Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism
  • Nation At Risk

Markle Affiliations

  • Markle Task Force