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JOHN CHARLES WOHLSTETTER

Current Status. Senior Fellow at Seattle-based Discovery Institute, affiliated with its Technology and Democracy Project, author of the issues weblog Letter From The Capitol, which links to the author’s Twitter page. Author of Sleepwalking With The Bomb (2012), a book presenting lessons learned from the history of nuclear weapons since 1945, as to how to avoid nuclear catastrophe; The Long War Ahead and The Short War Upon Us (2008), a book examining issues arising out of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America. Author of numerous post-9/11/2001 articles, available online at the Letter from the Capitol homepage. Some 800 radio interviews on local & national stations, 2008-2012.

Past Positions. Wall Street: Goldman Sachs (1969-1973) and Drexel Burnham Lambert (1974). Telecommunications: Contel Corporation (1978-1991), GTE & Verizon (1991-2000), Director – Technology Affairs upon retirement in 2000. Congress: Conference Board Fellow, Senate Budget Committee (1982). National Research Council: Senior Adviser to Committee on Review of Switching, Synchronization, and Network Control in National Security Telecommunications (1986-1989), report: Growing Vulnerability of the Public Switched Networks: Implications for National Security Emergency Preparedness (National Academy Press 1989).

Education. B.B.A., University of Miami (1969: major – Finance; minor - Art History); J.D., Fordham University (1977); M.A., Public Policy (Telecommunications), George Washington University (1985).

Non-Profit. Trustee, National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction since 1980; Trustee, Billy Rose Foundation since 1996; Director, Washington Bach Consort since 2002; Trustee, The Harbour League, since 2012.