Robert Cooper

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Birthday
28, 1947
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
England

About

Notable as both a diplomat and a scholar, he served on the European Council on Foreign Relations; advised the European Commission on affairs related to the Asian country of Myanmar; and outlined his "new liberal imperialism" doctrine in the important 2002 work The Post-Modern State.

Before Fame

After studying at both Worcester College, Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, he began his career as a diplomat and was initially stationed at German and Japanese embassies.

Trivia

His 2003 publication, The Breaking of Nations, received the prestigious Orwell Prize.

Family Life

He had a long-term relationship with Japanese-born professional pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida.

Associated With

Cooper's international policy philosophies and strategies greatly influenced the policies of United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair.