Professor Stefan Halper
Professor Stefan Halper is the Director of American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies. He lectures on latter 20th Century US foreign policy, China, and contemporary international security issues. Professor Halper is a Life Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and is Director of Political Military Studies at the Center for the National Interest in Washington.
His “Best-Selling” book America Alone: The Neo-conservatives and the Global Order, (co-authored) was published by the Cambridge University Press in July 04. In 2007 his book The Silence of the Rational Center: Why US Foreign Policy is Failing was published by Basic Books , NY, NY. In 2010 his most recent book, The Beijing Consensus, also a ‘Best seller’, was published by Basic Books in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and France.
During the academic year 2010-11, Professor Halper delivered papers at the Center for the National Interest in Washington, The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, The Harvard Law School, Harvard University, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, The American University of Cairo, Chatham House, London, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, The Politics Society, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, The Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, The Roosevelt Institute, New York, The World Affairs Council of Los Angeles, The World Affairs Council of Seattle, The World Affairs Council of Richmond, The World Affairs Council, Hilton Head, S.C, The Committee for the Republic in Washington. The World Affairs Council of Indianapolis, Indiana, The World Affairs Council, Cincinnati, The World Affairs Council, Anchorage, Alaska, The University Club, Washington, D.C., The University Club of New York, The Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C., The CATO Institute, Washington, D.C., The Travelers Club, London, The German Historical Institute, London, the UK Ministry of Defence, Swivenham, The Rothmere American Centre, University of Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, The College of St. George, Windsor Castle.
Stefan Halper holds doctorates from both Oxford and Cambridge. He has served four American presidents in the White House and Department of State and is an expert on US foreign policy, national security policy, China and Anglo-American relations.
Halper was Executive Editor and host of “Worldwise”, a nationally televised program on foreign and national security affairs from 1996-2000 and “This Week From Washington”, a national radio program aired from 1985-2001.
Stefan Halper, with representatives from POLIS and Magdalene College, administers the Halper Family Trust Scholarship at Cambridge. This provides a one year bursary for a British student admitted to Magdalene College, Cambridge and to the M,Phil Programme at the Department of Politics and International Studies , University of Cambridge.
Dr. Halper’s research interests are centred on US foreign and domestic policy and politics, US national security issues and international security matters including Afghanistan and China.