Christopher J. Bright, M.Phil. ’03, Ph.D. ’06

Board of Advisors Christopher Bright
Professorial Lecturer, Elliott School

Joined Fall 2014

Christopher J. Bright is a diplomatic historian with a specialty in post-war U.S. foreign policy.  He has been a public administrator in state, local, and federal levels of government.

For many years Mr. Bright led a subcommittee staff on the Committee on Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Previously, he managed national security and foreign affairs issues for now-retired U.S. Rep. Tom Davis.  Before coming to Capitol Hill, Mr. Bright was a Governor’s Fellow and also served for four years as Virginia's Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade during the administration of Governor George Allen.

Christopher Bright has contributed to World Affairs and other publications and authored Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era:  Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan).

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

Mr. Bright is married to Nancy Albrittain Bright of Arlington, and they are the parents of twins.