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Charles Cushman Jr

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Chuck Cushman is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute. Previously, he spent a decade at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. He was Acting Director of the School in his last year at GW. Professor Cushman is the author of An Introduction to the US Congress (2005) and a forthcoming book on Congress and national security policymaking. He served nine years in the US Army as an Armor officer, commanding troops in Germany and at Fort Knox, KY, and completing his service as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Dr. Cushman was a defense consultant, a lobbyist working on Middle East peace, and was Legislative Assistant to Rep. David Price (D-NC).


Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Book Currently Reading
Bolivar, by Marie Arana
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Italian, Russian, tiny amount of German and Turkish
SIS-School of Intl Service
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

I am interested in the relationship between Congress, the defense establishment, and the White House.  

Selected Publications

  •  An Introduction to the US Congress. ME Sharpe, 2005.