Robert Guttman

Director, Center on Politics and Foreign Relations (CPFR), Johns Hopkins University

Robert J. Guttman teaches courses on politics, the media and foreign policy at the Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Government in Washington, DC. He also teaches at The George Washington University.

He was the Director of the Center on Politics & Foreign Relations (CPFR) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. where he co-hosted a series of conferences on politics and foreign policy with the Financial Times newspaper group.

Previously, he was editor-in-chief of TransAtlantic: Europe, America & the World, at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. As editor-in-chief of TransAtlantic Magazine, Guttman gave talks on EU-US relations to interested groups in the United States and Europe.

From 1989 to 2003, Guttman was head of publications for the European Commission office in Washington, D.C. and editor-in-chief of Europe Magazine. He is the author/editor of the book Europe in the New Century: Visions of an Emerging Superpower published in 2001.

Guttman has been an adjunct professor of political communications at The George Washington University and an adjunct professor of American politics and communications at The American University in Washington, D.C.

From 1979 to 1989 Guttman was editor-in-chief, president and publisher of a company he founded, Political Profiles, Inc. Political Profiles published the first magazine in the world on presidential candidate George Bush in 1979. The company published presidential profiles on all the major candidates for president in 1980, 1984, and 1988. In addition, Guttman wrote the Political Profiles Report, a newsletter on national and international politics featuring in-depth interviews with world leaders.

Guttman tried to capture the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Indiana in 1986. He has been a writer/researcher for presidential candidates in 1968, 1972 and 1976 and a communications consultant for various national political races.

Guttman, who has a BA degree from Indiana University and an MA degree from The American University has also been an international economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce; a press secretary on Capitol Hill; and a host of a radio program on current affairs. He has been a frequent guest on various radio and TV talk programs, including CNN, CNN International and C-SPAN.