Larry Hanauer is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where his research focuses on foreign policy and national security.
From March 2005 to October 2010, Hanauer was a senior staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), one of two congressional committees charged with overseeing the U.S. Intelligence Community. During the 110th and 111th Congresses (2007–2010), Hanauer was staff director of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence, which oversees the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the national security elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Defense counterintelligence organizations, and the intelligence components of the Departments of State, Treasury, Energy, and Homeland Security.
Before working for Congress, Hanauer was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked on intelligence-related projects for CIA, DIA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. From 1995 to 2003, Hanauer was a policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, during which time he contributed to U.S. defense policy toward Israel, Iraq, Eastern Europe, and West Africa.
Hanauer received his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Nancy J. Walker and Larry Hanauer, "EUCOM and Sub-Saharan Africa," Joint Force Quarterly, 1997
Laurence S. Hanauer, "Tatarstan and the Prospects for Federalism in Russia," Security Dialogue, 1996
Laurence S. Hanauer, "Fundamentalist Judaism, Territory and Settler Violence in the West Bank," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 1995
Laurence S. Hanauer, "The Irrelevance of Self-Determination Law to Ethno-National Conflict: A New Look at the Western Sahara Case," Emory International Law Review, 1995
Honors & Awards
- Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, Secretary of Defense