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Robert L. Hutchings

Distinguished Fellow


    January 6, 2016 — June 24, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Public Affairs and Walt and Elspeth Rostow Chair in National Security, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Strategy and Statecraft: The Theory and Practice of International Diplomacy”

    Full Biography

    Robert Hutchings is a scholar-diplomat whose career has included service as director for European affairs with the National Security Council, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State with the rank of ambassador, and chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council. He is currently the Walt and Elspeth Rostow Chair in National Security at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, where he served as dean from 2010 to 2015.

    Major Publications

    Co-editor, Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy (Oxford 2015)

    Editor, At the End of the American Century (Wilson Center Press, 1998)

    Author, American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War (Wilson Center Press, 1997)

    Previous Terms

    May 01, 2006 — Aug 01, 2006 ; "The History of the Diplomacy of German Unification"
    May 01, 1993 — Feb 01, 1994 ; "End of the Cold War: American Diplomacy and Europe’s Revolutions of 1989-1991"