John Harper

at Cyprus International Institute of Management

Kenneth H. Keller Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Cyprus International Institute of Management




Cyprus International Institute of Management

John Harper qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 and a Chartered Secretary in 1976. He is now a Fellow of both Institutes.

Following ten years working in a private practice in Jersey, he successively became Finance Director of two of the largest commercial groups in the Channel Islands. After a period of self-employment as the first practicing Chartered Secretary in the Channel Islands, Mr Harper became Managing Director of Trident Trust Company Limited, a position he held for eleven years.

He then spent the next six years as Managing Director of Appleby Trust (Bermuda) Limited followed by a further two years in Mauritius as Managing Director of Mauritius International Trust Company (“MITCO”). He is now self-employed as a Consultant to the Offshore Finance Industry.

Mr Harper was one of the founder members of the Jersey branch of STEP serving for six years as its Honorary Treasurer. He has also been Honorary Secretary of the Bermuda branch. After having served for a year on Council, he was elected Treasurer of STEP Worldwide in December 2001, a position which he held until 2006.

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies



  • Italy
  • United States
  • Western Europe


  • American Foreign Policy
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations


  • French
  • Italian

Background and Education

Member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome; contributing editor of Survival; former German Marshall Fund Research Fellow; recipient of the Robert Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies; PhD, European studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Publications : The Cold War (2011), Italian edition by Il Mulino (2013); American Machiavelli: Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy (2004); American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan and Dean G. Acheson (1994); America and the Reconstruction of Italy, 1945-48 (1986), Italian edition by Il Mulino (1984); author of articles and reviews for numerous periodicals, including Foreign Affairs, Survival, the Journal of Cold War Studies, H-Diplo, the American Historical Review, The National Interest, Christian Science Monitor, and Times Literary Supplement.


Read about executive education

Other experts

Christopher Humphrey

Biography Christopher Humphrey (BCom, MA(Econ), PhD, ACA) is a Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Finance division of the Alliance Manchester Business School.   Christopher''s main research interests are currently in the areas of international financial regulation, auditing practice a...

Looking for an expert?

Contact us and we'll find the best option for you.

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.