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Charles Kupchan



    June 1, 2006 — March 1, 2007

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Sources of Stable Peace"

    Full Biography

    I have spent most of my career working at the intersetion of academia and public policy. After a first teaching job at Princeton, I opted for a stint in the government, working on the National Security Council during the first Clinton administration. Since the mid-1990s, I have been a professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the council on Foreign Relations. I have also served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, Columbia University's Institute for War and Peace Studies, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Centre d'Etude et de Recherches Internationales in Paris, and the Imstitute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.


    B.A. (1981) East Asian Studies, Harvard University
    M. Phil. (1983) Politics, Oxford University
    D. Phil. (1985) Oxford University


    Balkan Region,European Union,Homeland Security,NATO,U.S. Foreign Policy


    Director for European Affairs, National Security Council, 1993-1994
    Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University, 1987-1992


    Transatlantic relations; European Union and NATO; Balkans, U.S. foreign policy; U.S. national security

    Major Publications

    • The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century (New York: Knopf, 2002)
    • Nationalism and Nationalities in the New Europe (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1995)
    • The Vulnerability of Empire (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1994)
    • Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order (2001)
    • Civic Engagement in the Atlantic Community (1999)
    • Atlantic Security: Contending Visions (1998)
    • The Persian Gulf and the West (1987)