Protecting the national security while preserving the Constitution

Jonathan Fredman '79, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Special Programs

Mon, 03/09/2009
by invitation only
Graduate Students
Policy Students

The Program in Law and Public Affairs invites MPP/MPA (and Woodrow Wilson graduate) students to the next dinner in this year’s series, Law in the Public Interest: Not Just for Lawyers. This event is by invitation only. If interested, please e-mail Leslie Gerwin at

Jonathan Fredman is responsible for policy development, program evaluation, and related activities on special programs for the Director of National Intelligence.  These include the development and oversight of U.S. special programs as well as strategic operational planning, resource requirements, and legal and legislative issues. 

Mr. Fredman graduated from Princeton University in 1979 magna cum laude with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Prior to joining CIA, he was an attorney in private practice with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York and Washington, and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Charles M. Metzner of the Southern District of New York.  He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and New York.