Morton H. Halperin

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Morton H. Halperin is Director of U.S. Advocacy for the Open Society Institute. "Halperin oversees all policy advocacy on U.S. and international issues, including promotion of human rights and support for open societies abroad," according to his OSI biography. [1]

In 2004, Halperin was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Open Society Policy Center, and Executive Director of the Open Society Policy Center [2]

Halperin served under Presidents Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon B. Johnson. "In the Clinton administration, Halperin was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State (1998-2001), the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (1994-1996), and consultant to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1993). He was nominated by the President for the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Democracy and Peacekeeping. During the first nine months of the Nixon administration, Halperin was a Senior Staff member of the National Security Council staff with responsibility for National Security Planning (1969). In the Johnson Administration, Halperin worked in the Department of Defense where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), responsible for political-military planning and arms control (1966-1969)." [3]

"Halperin also has a long record as a Washington advocate on national and international issues. He spent many years at the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as the Director of the Washington Office from 1984 to 1992, where he was responsible for the national legislative program as well as the activities of the ACLU Foundation based in the Washington Office. Halperin also served as the Director of the Center for National Security Studies from 1975 to 1992, where he focused on issues affecting both civil liberties and national security.

"Halperin has been associated with a number of think tanks and universities including Harvard University where he taught for six years (1960-66) and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been widely published in newspapers and magazines across the world, and has authored, coauthored and edited more than a dozen books," his OSI bio states. [4]

"Halperin holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Yale University . He received his B.A. from Columbia College." [5]

One of his sons is David Halperin.


According to his OSI biography, Halperin also serves as: [6]

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Articles & Commentary

  • Directors, ONE Campaign, accessed January 27, 2009.