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Robert Hutchings

Robert   Hutchings

Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs


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rhutchings@austin.utexas.edu

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Robert Hutchings is dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the LBJ School in March 2010, Hutchings was Diplomat in Residence in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was also faculty chair of the Master in Public Policy program and served for five years as assistant dean of the school.

 During a public service leave from Princeton University in 2003-05, he was Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Fellow and Director of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Director for European Affairs with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador.

Ambassador Hutchings also served as deputy director of Radio Free Europe and on the faculty of the University of Virginia, and has held adjunct appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is author of At the End of the American Century and of American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War, which was published in German as als der Kalte Krieg zu Ende war, along with many articles and book chapters on European and transatlantic affairs.

While chairing the National Intelligence Council, he directed the year-long “NIC 2020” project resulting in a report called Mapping the Global Future, examining the forces that will shape world affairs out to the year 2020. His current research springs from that project and aims at developing a global policy agenda, based on a series of structured strategic dialogues over the past two years with leaders in China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa, and a dozen other key countries around the world.

Hutchings is a director of the Atlantic Council of the United States and of the Foundation for a Civil Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the British-North American Committee, a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Executive Committee, and founding president of the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs. A recipient of the National Intelligence Medal and the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award, he was also awarded the Order of Merit (with Commander's Cross) of the Republic of Poland for his contributions to Polish freedom. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.A., College of William and Mary; B.S., United States Naval Academy

Current Positions

Dean, The LBJ School of Public Affairs; Director, Atlantic Council of the United States; Director, Foundation for a Civil Society; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Member, British-North American Committee; At-Large Member, Assocation of Professional Schools of International Affairs Executive Committee

Previous Positions

Diplomat in Residence, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Assistant Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Chairman, U.S. National Intelligence Council, Washington, D.C.; Fellow and Director of International Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Director for European Affairs, National Security Council; Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador; Deputy Director, Radio Free Europe; Assistant Professor, University of Virginia; Adjunct, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Adjunct, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

 Author, American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997); published in German as Als der Kalte Krieg zu Ende war (Alexander Fest Verlag, 1999);  Editor, At the End of the American Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998); Co-author, "Global Security in a Multipolar World", Chaillot Paper No. 118 (October 2009); Author, many articles and book chapters on U.S. foreign policy, European politics, and transatlantic affairs

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