Charles Kupchan is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a professor of international affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. From 2014 to 2017, Kupchan served as special assistant to the president and senior director for European Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) in the Obama administration. 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. Kupchan received a BA from Harvard University and MPhil and DPhil degrees from Oxford University.