Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

President, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc.

Dr. Pfaltzgraff is president of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., which he cofounded in 1976. He is also Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He is an authority on issues of U.S. national security policy, including homeland security; proliferation and counterproliferation; alliance relationships with a focus on Europe and the Asia-Pacific area; regional security issues; crisis management; force planning; military transformation; the interrelationships of political, economic, and security policies; technology transfer; missile defense; international relations theory; U.S. foreign policy; and the implications of emerging trends in both regional and global security environments.  He has held visiting appointments as George C. Marshall Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; as professor at the National Defense College, Tokyo, Japan; and as honorary professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has advised key U.S. officials on such topics as military strategy, modernization, and arms control policy, and has contributed as a management consultant to industry clients in the United States and abroad. He serves on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), U.S. Department of State. He serves as co-chairman of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense, which produced the 2009 report, Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, and the 21st Century.

Dr. Pfaltzgraff has lectured widely at government, industry, and academic forums in the United States and overseas, including at the National Defense University, the NATO Defense College, the Army War College, the Naval War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Air Command Staff College, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He holds an M.A. in international relations, a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. in international business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.