Philip D. Zelikow is an American political advisor. He is best known as the executive director of the 9/11 Commission. He also acted as the director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia until February 2005 when he was appointed Counselor of the United States Department of State.
Zelikow joined the National Security Council in the George Herbert Walker Bush administration, at the same time as Condoleezza Rice. In 1998, Zelikow moved to the University of Virginia, where he directed, until February 2005, the nation’s largest center on the American presidency, served as director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and, as White Burkett Miller Professor of History, held an endowed chair.
Zelikow has co-authored many books. He wrote a book with Ernest May on “The Kennedy Tapes” and another with Joseph Nye and David C. King on “Why People Don’t Trust Government”. He also wrote “Germany Unified and Europe Transformed” with Condoleezza Rice.
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