Affiliated Faculty Member, Washington International Studies Council, Oxford, England
Robert L. Schuettinger is the founder and president of the Oxford Study Abroad Programme, which originally began as a Washington Academic Internship Program in 1983 and first sent students to Oxford in 1985. He studied at Columbia, the University of Chicago, and at Oxford University (Exeter and Christ Church).
His graduate supervisor at Oxford in political philosophy was Professor Sir Isaiah Berlin, Fellow (and President) of the British Academy, Order of Merit, Fellow of All Souls College. He later taught at St. Andrews University in Scotland and Yale University (where he has been an Associate Fellow of Davenport College, Yale since 1974). He has lectured at the Kennedy School of Politics in Harvard and also was a Visiting Research Fellow in International Relations in Mansfield College, Oxford University, for a three year term. He taught an Oxford seminar in diplomacy jointly with Professor Lord Beloff, FBA, Fellow of All Souls College.
He has been a Visiting Research Fellow of Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute (he was elected by the RAI's Fellowship Committee in April 2013), and is an Associate Member of the Senior Common Room of Christ Church, Oxford. He was also appointed by Christ Church to the college's Board of Benefactors.
He is the author or co-author of 19 books, including Lord Acton: Historian of Liberty, The Conservative Tradition in European Thought, Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls, U.S. Strategy for the Decade Ahead, China: The Turning Point, Korea in the World Today,Saving Social Security, Scholars, Dollars and Public Policy, Toward Liberty, etc.
He also has some administrative experience in government, having served as a senior aide in foreign affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives, as deputy to the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, as a senior policy aide in foreign policy in the White House and in the Senior Executive Service in the US.. Information Agency and the Pentagon (Director of Long-Range Policy Planning). He was also Assistant Director for National Security Policy in a Presidential Transition Office. He was Director of Studies in the largest think-tank in Washington, The Heritage Foundation, and was founding editor of its social science quarterly, Policy Review, now published by the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
He is a member of the Cosmos Club and the Metropolitan Club in Washington, and of the Beefsteak Club, The Reform Club and, of the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London. He was elected to membership of The Pilgrims Society, the Anglo-American Society, and of the Institut d'Études Politiques. He has received several teaching awards, including "Best Professor of the Year."