NYU School of Law Trustee and alumna Rita E. Hauser has been appointed to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board by Barack Obama. Hauser had previously served as a member of that body when it was known as the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, during George W. Bush’s first term. A nonpartisan body that advises the president on intelligence matters, the board has a maximum of 16 members; Obama has appointed seven.

Along with her husband, Gustave M. Hauser (LL.M. ’57), Rita Hauser is a principal benefactor of the Law School’s Hauser Global Law School Program. An international law expert, Rita Hauser is president of the Hauser Foundation, a private philanthropic organization promoting conflict resolution and democracy, and is also of counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where she was a senior partner for more than 20 years. She has received both the Albert Gallatin Medal, NYU’s highest public service honor, and the Vanderbilt Medal, NYU Law’s highest distinction.

Posted on January 5, 2010