Dr. Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
From 2014 to 2017 Kupchan served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in the Obama White House. He was also Director for European Affairs on the NSC during the first Clinton administration. Before joining the Clinton NSC, he worked in the U.S. Department of State on the Policy Planning Staff. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University.
He is the author of No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn (2012), 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. During 2013-2014, he was a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy.
Areas of Expertise: Transatlantic relations; European politics and the European Union; NATO; Ukraine and Russia; Turkey; U.S. national security policy; U.S. grand strategy; the domestic sources of U.S. foreign policy; international security
- MPhil, DPhil, Oxford University
- B.A. Harvard University
No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010). Translated editions forthcoming in Italy and Japan. Honorable Mention, Arthur Ross Book Award; Finalist, Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize.
The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). Revised paperback edition (New York: Vintage, 2003). Translated editions in Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Russia.
The Vulnerability of Empire (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994).
The Persian Gulf and the West: The Dilemmas of Security (Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1987).
Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2001), co-author with Emanuel Adler, Jean-Marc Coicaud, and Yuen Foong Khong.
Civic Engagement in the Atlantic Community (Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1999), co-editor and contributor with Josef Janning and Dirk Rumberg.
Atlantic Security: Contending Visions (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1998), editor and contributor.
Nationalism and Nationalities in the New Europe (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995), editor and contributor.