Christopher Bright

Christopher Bright is a diplomatic historian whose interests include post-war U.S. grand strategy, intelligence, and nuclear weapons.  He is particularly focused on how the past can inform contemporary policy.

He has contributed to World Affairs and other publications, and is the author of Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan).  Christopher Bright has been featured on Colorado Public Radio, NBC5 (Chicago), C-SPAN, and in WashingtonPost.com, Washington Times, Newport News (Virginia) Daily Press, Air Force Magazine, and other media outlets.  His speaking engagements include the Wilson Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Robert L. Long Distinguished Lecture at Albuquerque’s National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.

Christopher Bright is an adjunct professorial lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.  Among his professional positions, he served as an aide to U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, and as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade on the cabinet staff of Virginia Governor George Allen.

Christopher Bright holds an A.B. from William and Mary, an M.A. (Foreign Affairs) from the University of Virginia, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from GW, where he served as a university trustee.