Charles Kupchan

Charles Kupchan

Formal First Name
1958 - present

Charles Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow and Director of European Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he 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 National Security Council during the first Clinton administration. Before that, he worked in the U.S. Department of State on the Policy Planning Staff. Charles is the author of numerous works and publications on international and strategic affairs. He has also held various academic posts at Princeton University, Harvard’s Center for International Affairs, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, among others.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • He was a visiting scholar at the Center d’Etude et de Recherches Internationales in Paris, and the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo.

  • He was the Henry A. Kissinger Scholar at the Library of Congress and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.



  • 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)