Ethan B. Kapstein is a Tom Slick Professor in International Affairs and the Dennis O’Connor Regent’s Professorship in Business for 2009-2010.

Recently named Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, DC, Kapstein holds the INSEAD Chair in Political Economy at INSEAD, the international business school with campuses in Fontainebleau, France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. Kapstein is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington and with the French Institute of International Relations in Paris. Previously, Kapstein was Stassen Professor of International Peace at the University of Minnesota, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Principal Administrator at the OECD, and Executive Director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University.

A former international banker and retired U.S. naval officer, Kapstein has published widely in professional and policy journals and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading newspapers. He is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which are Economic Justice in an Unfair World (Princeton 2006) and The Fate of Young Democracies (Cambridge 2008, with Nathan Converse). Kapstein has been a consultant to many private and public sector organizations, including the World Bank and OECD and has been a visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris, the University of Nice, the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo and the National War College in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the International House of Japan.

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