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Former Director for European Affairs, U.S. National Security Council

June 23rd, 2010

Area of Expertise: War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Balkans, Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Language: English
Field of Work: Academia, Government, Think tank/Research center
City: Washington DC
Country: USA
Continent: North America


Charles Kupchan Charles KupchanDr. Charles Kupchan is former Director for European Affairs on the U.S. National Security Council. He is currently Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kupchan was Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council during the first Clinton administration.  Before joining the NSC, he worked in the U.S. Department of State on the Policy Planning Staff.  Prior to government service, he was  Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

He is the author of How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace (2010), The End of the America Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century (2002), Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order (2001), Civic Engagement in the Atlantic Community (1999), Atlantic Security:  Contending Visions (1998), Nationalism and Nationalities in the New Europe (1995), The Vulnerability of Empire (1994), The Persian Gulf and the West (1987), and numerous articles on international and strategic affairs.

Kupchan received a B.A. from Harvard University and M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University.  He has 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 Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.  During 2006-2007, he was the Henry A. Kissinger Scholar at the Library of Congress and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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