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Member, IIE Board of Trustees

Former United States Senator from Delaware

Edward “Ted” Kaufman is the former United States Senator from Delaware where he served on the Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Judiciary, and Homeland Security Committees.

He is the author of the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010. He helped in writing the Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvement Act of 2015.

He was co-author of the Victims of Iranian Censorship (VOICE) ACT and co-founder of The Global Internet Freedom Caucus.

He writes a colmn in the Wilmington’s News Journal.

He serves on the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition.

He serves on the Volcker Alliance Mission to Modernize the Federal Workforce.

He is th Board Chair of the Biden Foundation.

He served on the senate staff of United States Senator Joseph Biden for 22 years, 19 years as Chief of Staff.

From 1991 until 2016 he taught at the Duke University Law School. During that time, he also taught courses at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and Fuqua School of Business.

After leaving the Senate, he was the Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

From 1995 until 2008, he was a Board member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the independent, autonomous, federal entity responsible for all U.S. government and government-sponsored non-military international broadcasting. He was appointed to the BBG by the Presidents Clinton and Bush and was confirmed by the Senate for four terms.

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