Dan Glickman is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, which is a nonpartisan public policy education and civility building program for members of the United States Congress. He also chairs the International Advisory Council APCO Worldwide and is a Senior Advisor to The Russell Group.
Mr. Glickman served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Before his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary 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.
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 Bars.
Mr. Glickman is also on the board of directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Board Member of the Food Research and Action Center, a domestic anti-hunger organization; member of the National 4-H Advisory Council; and Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He is Founding Chair of the Foundation for food and Agriculture Research. 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, Board of Directors. He is the co-chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' global agricultural development initiative. He was appointed by former Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack as Chair of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and is now a Board Member. He is also a board member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.