Martha Harris

M.A. Political Science 1974, Ph.D. Political Science 198

Martha Harris has been an educator, public servant, policy analyst and civic contributor. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Political–Military Affairs in the State Department (1993-97) where she negotiated international agreements on technology transfer and managed export controls. As Director of the Office of Japan Affairs at the National Research Council (1988-93), she developed a new program on competing and cooperating with Japan as a technological superpower. As policy analyst and project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, she wrote reports on issues relating to transfers of advanced technology. Her professional career also includes teaching (University of Washington, Georgetown University) and leadership of a book project on energy and the environment as an Abe Fellow. She has published a number of articles and edited volumes, including Energy Market Restructuring and the Environment: Governance and Public Goods in Globally Integrated Markets (University Press of America, 2002).