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The Whitney H. Shepardson Fellowship

The Whitney H. Shepardson Fellowship was established in 1961 and renamed in 1967 to honor Whitney Shepardson, one of the founders of the Council on Foreign Relations, who served on the Board of Directors from 1921 until his death in 1966. This senior-level fellowship is periodically awarded to a person with experience and recognized professional stature in public or academic affairs related to the study of international relations.

Whitney H. Shepardson (1890–1966)

Whitney H. Shepardson
Whitney H. Shepardson (Colgate University)

Whitney H. Shepardson was an international business executive, editor, and author whose strong interest in international affairs began when he attended the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. Upon returning to New York, he helped found the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921. From 1934 to 1940, he was the principal editor of The United States in World Affairs, the Council’s annual review of world events. During World War II, Shepardson headed the Secret Intelligence unit of the Office of Strategic Services (which became the Central Intelligence Agency). From 1953 to 1956, he served as president of the Free Europe Committee, operator of Radio Free Europe.

Whitney H. Shepardson Fellows

2015–
Robert K. Knake

2010–2014
Charles A. Kupchan

2006–2010
James M. Goldgeier

2005–2006
Peter B. Kenen

2004–2005
Manuel Enrique Hinds

2002–2003
Ronald Steel

2000–2001
Charles A. Kupchan

1999–2000
Michael Mandelbaum

1998–1999
John J. Mearsheimer

1997–1998
Tony Smith

1995–1997
John Newhouse

1993–1994
John Lewis Gaddis

1992–1993
Stanley Hoffmann
Michael Joseph Smith

1991–1992
David C. Hendrickson
Robert W. Tucker

1990–1991
Roger D. Stone

1989–1990
Monteagle Stearns

1988–1989
Donald S. Zagoria

1986–1988
José Luis Llovio-Menendez

1984–1985
Benjamin J. Cohen

1982–1983
Peter B. Grose

1978–1980
Murrey Marder

1977–1978
Eric Rouleau

1974–1975
Marshall D. Shulman

1971–1973
John S. Dickey

1970–1971
Philip C. Jessup Sr.

1967–1968
Willard L. Thorp

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