Morton H. Halperin

Senior Advisor,
Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Policy Center

Morton H. Halperin is a Senior Advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Policy Center. Over the course of his career, Dr. Halperin has held several leadership positions in the Federal government, including Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State (1998-2001), Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (1994-1996), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (1993).

Dr. Halperin has taught at Harvard and as a visitor at other universities, including Columbia, George Washington and Yale. He has held leadership positions with think tanks including the Center for American Progress, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Dr. Halperin is the author of numerous books and articles, including Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy, The Democracy Advantage, and Protecting Democracy. He received a Ph.D and master’s degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College.