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Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Speaking at St. Anne's-Belfield School

Charlottesville, Va., April 29, 2016 – Dr. Charles A. Kupchan, special assistant to the president for national security affairs in the White House, will be speaking at St. Anne’s-Belfield School TODAY, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Kupchan's expertise is in relations between the United States and Europe, and will be arriving at the School following visits to the UK and Germany with President Obama, and talks in Ukraine where he worked to address conflict with Russia.

Dr. Kupchan, a member of St. Anne’s-Belfield School class of 1976, will be receiving the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and will address all students in grades nine through twelve at the ceremony. He is currently on leave from Georgetown University where he serves as a professor of international affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government, and is also a Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kupchan is the author of nine books including How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace, and The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century. He has authored dozens of scholarly articles for publications including Foreign Affairs, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and World Policy Journal. In the past he has served as a visiting scholar at the Library of Congress, Institute for International Policy Studies, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, among others. During the Clinton administration Kupchan served on the National Security Council.

Dr. Kupchan will be available for one-on-one interviews during this time. 

LOCATION: St. Anne’s-Belfield School Greenway Rise Auditorium (2132 Ivy Road)
DATE: April 29, 2016
TIME: 3:00 p.m. Media are asked to be in place at 2:45 p.m.
CONTACT: Warren Buford, associate head of school for advancement, (434) 242-3640

Coverage of this event is encouraged. 



St. Anne’s-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades 9 through 12. More than 20 countries are represented in the student body, with 38% of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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