WASHINGTON, January 27 – Today the Hudson Institute announced that the Hon. Mike Rogers, former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Hudson as a Distinguished Fellow. In this role, he will focus on cyberwarfare and security, counterterrorism, and national security policy.
Prior to joining Hudson, Rogers served as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. As Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Rogers led Congressional oversight efforts of US intelligence programs during a time of significant national security challenges, including the resurgence of al Qaeda and rise of the Islamic State, Putin’s aggression against Ukraine, Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, China’s military build-up, and expanding cyber threats from states and non-states. During his tenure, Rogers was known for his unprecedented level of bipartisan cooperation that led to the passing of annual intelligence authorization bills and his leadership on national security policy.
“I am honored to join the Hudson Institute, where I’ll be working with an exceptional team of scholars on the many intelligence and foreign policy challenges facing America,” said Mike Rogers. “The Hudson Institute, a highly-respected, serious research organization, is devoted to advancing peace and prosperity around the globe through the education of policy makers and world leaders.”
“We’re thrilled that Mike Rogers is joining Hudson Institute at this critical time, as we promote strong and engaged U.S. international leadership in partnership with our allies. He is widely respected around the globe for his expertise on intelligence, cyberwarfare, and counterterrorism strategy,” said Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. “Mike Rogers is joining a growing policy team at Hudson Institute that, in recent months, has added top-flight talent including Walter Russell Mead, Michael Doran, and Arthur Herman to a bench that already included Husain Haqqani, Nina Shea and Chris DeMuth.”
Since retiring from Congress, Rogers is host of the nationally-syndicated Something to Think About with Mike Rogers on Westwood One and is a CNN national security contributor. His extensive career in public service includes seven terms representing Michigan’s 8th Congressional district and two terms in the Michigan State Senate. Previously, Rogers served in the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division as a Company Commander, and as an FBI agent in Chicago fighting organized crime and public corruption.