Charles A. Kupchan Receives 2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Award

The Hubert H. Humphrey Award is presented annually by the American Political Science Association (APSA) to honor notable public service by a political scientist.

Charles A. Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Kupchan served as Special Assistant to the President on the National Security Council during the Obama administration. He also served on the National Security Council during the first Clinton administration. His most recent books are Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World (2020), No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn (2012), and How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace (2010).

Citation from the Award Committee:

Charles Kupchan is a distinguished political scientist whose career demonstrates a tremendous commitment to public service.  He has spent the bulk of his career as both a Professor at Georgetown and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, deliberately seeking to straddle the worlds of scholarship and public policy and build personal and intellectual bridges between the two communities.  His outstanding public service also encompasses his time serving in the U.S. Department of State on the Policy Planning Staff and twice on the National Security Council.  His zeal for public service is also reflected in his involvement in Academic Exchange, a program meant to deepen understanding of Israel and the Palestinian Authority among scholars in the international scholars, which he co-founded and helps direct.



APSA thanks the committee members for their service: Dr. Keren Yarhi-Milo (Chair), Princeton University; Scott H. Ainsworth, University of Georgia; Dr. Sarah Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara: Herbert B. Asher: and Dr. Laura M. Luehrmann, Wright State University.