AFLSE Lecture Series and Recruiting Event

Speaker: Dov Zakheim

Booz Allen Hamilton Lecture.
There will be a recruiting event to follow for those alumni interested in working at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 at 6:30pm

Dov Zakheim


Attendance is free. Please click here to RSVP.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.

Those who are interested in working at Booz Allen but cannot attend should contact Christopher Carlson at with their resumes. Recruiters from all BAH divisions will be in attendance and will be taking resumes.

Location: Mortara Center for International Studies located at 1248 36th Street, NW Washington, DC, the corner of 36th and N Streets. The event is being held in the conference room on the main floor (it can been seen as you enter through the main door).

The AFLSE Washington, DC chapter's International Policy & Economics Lecture Series (IPE) featuring numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

For questions, please contact: Pietro DiSciascio
Osman Khan in New York and Tom Ward in DC are the co-Chairs of AFLSE's Management Consulting Special Interest Group.

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AFLSE DC IPE Lecture Series:
May 28, 2008 - Dov Zakheim , Booz Allen Hamilton
February 26, 2008 - Michael Chertoff , Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
January 31, 2008 - Marc Grossman , (retired) Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, State Department
October 23, 2007 - Joel Brenner , National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence
July 11, 2007 - Margaret McCown , Senior Analyst, National Defense University
June 27, 2007 - Steven Payson , Chief, Special Studies Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
May 30, 2007 - Anthony Elson , Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science
April 25, 2007- Dennis McBride , President, The Potomac Institute
March 28, 2007 - Dr. Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

(Please click on link for details on each event.)

Honorable Dov S. Zakheim

Dov S. Zakheim is Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, where he is a leader in the Firm’s global defense practice, working with U.S. Combatant Commanders and allied and coalition ministries of defense worldwide.

From 2001 to April 2004 he served as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Defense, acting as the Secretary of Defense’s principal advisor on financial and budgetary matters, developing and managing the world’s largest budgets, overseeing all aspects of the Department’s accounting and auditing systems, and negotiating five major defense agreements with US allies and partners. From 2002-2004 Dr. Zakheim was DOD’s coordinator of civilian programs in Afghanistan. He also helped organize both the June 2003 UN donors’ conference on Iraq reconstruction and the October 2003 Madrid Donors’ Conference.

From 1987 to 2001 he was both corporate vice president of System Planning Corporation, a technology, analysis firm based in Arlington, Va. and chief executive officer of SPC International Corp., a subsidiary specializing in political, military and economic consulting. During the 2000 presidential campaign, he served as a senior foreign policy advisor to then-Governor Bush.

From 1985 until March 1987, Dr. Zakheim was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), playing an active role in the Department's system acquisition, strategic planning, programming and budget processes. Dr. Zakheim held several other DOD posts from 1981 to 1985. Earlier, he was a principal analyst in the National Security and International Affairs Division of the Congressional Budget Office.

Dr. Zakheim has served on a number of government, corporate, non-profit and charitable boards. His government service includes two terms on the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad(1991-93); the Task Force on Defense Reform (1997); the first Board of Visitors of the Department of Defense Overseas Regional Schools (1998); and the Defense Science Board task force on "The Impact of DOD Acquisition Policies on the Health of the Defense Industry" (2000). He is a member of the Defense Business Board, which he helped establish, the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and the Council on Foreign Relations.

A 1970 graduate of Columbia University with a B.A., summa cum laude, Dr. Zakheim also studied at the London School of Economics. He holds a doctorate in economics and politics at St.Antony's College, University of Oxford, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Columbia College Kellett Fellow, and a St. Antony’s College Research Fellow. He has been an adjunct Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct Scholar of the Heritage Foundation and a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Zakheim has been an adjunct professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University, Columbia University and Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., where he was a Presidential Scholar. The author of a dozen books or monographs, and of numerous articles, Dr Zakheim has lectured and provided print, radio and television commentary on national defense and foreign policy issues domestically and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his government, professional and civic work, including the Defense Department’s highest civilian award in 1986, 1987 and 2004.

Washington, DC: Speaker Series
Wednesday, 05/28/08 at 9:30pm

Speaker: Dov Zakheim

Booz Allen Hamilton Lecture. The topic is to be announced.

There will be a recruiting event to follow for those alumni interested in working at Booz Allen Hamilton.

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