At the Department of Defense, Larry Hanauer worked at the "Israel/Syria/Lebanon desk ... Near East South Asia (NESA)" in the Pentagon's Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, International Security Affairs."
Larry Hanauer graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in 1995. Amidst the events of September 11, 2001, Hanauer "fled the damaged headquarters building with fellow Fletcher graduates Jay Wilkins, F'88, and Mustafa Popal (F'01)."
"LARRY HANAUER, wrapped up a year of working on U.S. policy toward Iraq and is now managing U.S. defense relations with Israel from his teeny little Pentagon office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Larry was recently elected as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, asked to join the board of the American Jewish Committee's Washington Young Leadership Forum, and appointed to the Board of Advisors of Fletcher's Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization." Fall 2000
- Policy Analyst, Africa Region Office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Spring 1997
- Core Group Member, Term Roundtable on Iran and Generational Change: Longterm Strategic Alternatives for U.S. Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Roundtable Established October 2002/Report April 2003