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AUTHOR: John Haskell

John Haskell was the Director of the Kluge Center from September 2017 until January 2022. John came to Kluge from a position as Research Director for the 809 Panel, a Congressional commission tasked with reforming the Defense acquisition system. Prior to that position, John headed the Government and Finance Research division at the Congressional Research Service from 2013-2016. Part of CRS senior leadership, John managed all aspects of the 75-person division and regularly represented the Library with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and a wide-range of external audiences. An alumnus of the American Political Scientist Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship, John served as a Legislative Assistant for a Member of Congress and associate staff to the House Budget Committee. John taught at Claremont McKenna College, Georgetown University, Drake University, Davidson College, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in American Politics. John’s B.A. is in Political Science from Davidson College. He has authored three books on American political institutions: Congress in Context, Direct Democracy or Representative Government?, and Fundamentally Flawed.

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