Secretary Dan R. Glickman
Secretary Dan R. Glickman
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture | 1995-2001
Dan Glickman is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program which is a non-partisan public policy education and civility building program for members of the United States Congress. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Glickman served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Before his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Glickman served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District of Kansas. During that time, he was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, the House Judiciary Committee; chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and was a leading congressional expert on general aviation policy.
Mr. Glickman served as Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) from 2004 until 2010.
Prior to joining the MPAA, he was the Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (2002-2004).
Before his election to Congress in 1976, Mr. Glickman served as president of the Wichita, Kansas School Board; was a partner in the law firm of Sargent, Klenda and Glickman; and worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from The George Washington University. He is a member of the Kansas and District of Columbia bar associations.
Mr. Glickman is also on the board of directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Communities in Schools; chairman of the Food Research and Action Center, a domestic anti-hunger organization; member of the National 4-H Council; and Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He co-chairs “AGree”, an initiative of eight foundations, administered by the Meridian Institute, to look at long-term implications of food and agricultural policy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Council on American Politics at The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University; World Food Program- USA. He is the co-chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ global agricultural development initiative. He is also on the International Advisory Board of APCO Associates. He was appointed by former Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack as Chair of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.