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Robert Harris Kupperman, American former federal official. Recipient Founder's Day award New York University, 1962; Outstanding Service award Executive Office of President, 1968, 69, 70, 71; Distinguished Service award, 1973; Order Paul Revere Patriots State Massachusetts, 1970; Presidential citation, 1971, 73; Superior Honor award Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1977.


Kupperman, Robert Harris was born on May 12, 1935 in New York City. Son of Nathan Greenspan and Rose (Winnick) Kupperman.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy (fellow), New York University, 1962.


Principal mathematician, Republic Aviation Company, Farmingdale, New York, 1959-1960;senior researcher, California Institute Technology, 1960-1962;executive advisory, Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, California, 1962-1964;senior staff member, Institute Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, 1964-1967;assistant director, Office Emergency Preparedness, Washington, 1967-1973;deputy executive director, President's Property Review, 1971-1973;advisory counter-terrorism, National Security Councilmember, Cabinet Committee to Combat Terrorismchairman, Interagy. Committee Massachusetts Destruction and Terrorism, 1976-1978;visiting professor, U. Maryland., 1974-1976;deputy assistant director military and economics affairs, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, 1973-1975;chief scientist, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, 1975-1979;executive director, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1979-1983;senior advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, since 1983;president, Robert H. Kupperman and Associations, since 1979;president, RGD Trading Ltd., 1983-1985;member, Army Science Board, 1979-1986;consultant to chief of staff, United States Army, 1979-1983;consultant to deputy secretary, Department Transportation, 1980-1983;consultant to undersecretary, Department Defense, 1980-1983;consultant to director, United States Secret Service, 1980-1983;principal, treasurer, Mobern Electric Corporation, 1984-1988. Member mathematics department faculty New York University, 1956-1959.

Lecturer economics U. Maryland., 1965-1966;consultant Army Security Agency, 1965, Civil Service Commission, 1965, Rand Corporation, 1979-1984, Sandia National laboratories, 1980-1981, ABC News, 1980-1981, NBC News, 1985-1986. Senior fellow Los Alamos Science Laboratory, since 1979. Advisory board Federal Emergency Management Agency,1985-1993.


After he left the public sector, Kupperman joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies as an advisor and authored several books, most notably Strategic Requirements for the Army to the Year 2000 (Lexington Books, 1984) and Final Warning: Averting Disaster in the New Age of Terrorism, which he co-wrote with journalist Jeff Kamen (Doubleday, 1989).


Member Council on Foreign Relations, since 1984. Fellow Operations Research Society, New York Academy Sciences. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Mathematics Society, Washington Operations Research Council, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Internat.Inst.

Strategic Studies, International Club (Washington), University Club, Sigma Xi, Zeta Beta Tau.


Son of Nathan Greenspan and Rose (Winnick) K. M. Helen Slotnick, December 23, 1967. 1 child, Tamara; m. Barbara Norris.

Nathan Greenspan Kupperman

Rose (Winnick) Kupperman

Helen Slotnick

Tamara Kupperman