Edward E. “Ted” Kaufman
Ted was formerly the United States Senator from Delaware where he served on the Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Judiciary, and Homeland Security Committees. In addition to work on these committees he was deeply involved in the Dodd Frank Wall Street reform, advocating for science technology engineering and math (STEM) education, and highlighting the value of federal employees.
He is presently a Visiting Professor of the Practice at the Duke University Law School, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for International Education, the Ministry of Caring, Children and Families First and the Working Group on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations. He writes a weekly column in the News Journal.
After he left the Senate he was the Chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
He served 22 years on the staff of United Senator Joseph Biden, 19 years as Chief of Staff. For over 20 years he taught about the congress at the Duke University School of Law and Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
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.