Lamont Colucci, PhD

National Security, Foreign Policy & Homeland Security Expert

Lamont Colucci, PhD, U.S. national and homeland security expert
Lamont Colucci, PhD, is a professor, speaker and presenter, columnist and former U.S. State Dept diplomat. He is an expert in U.S. national and homeland security, intelligence and foreign policy.

Lamont Colucci, PhD, is Full Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College. He is a Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council, as well as a foreign policy commentator for a variety of national publications.

Dr. Colucci regularly speaks on a wide range of topics, from U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy, to economic and financial profiles of various countries.

Dr. Colucci was a diplomat with the U.S. Dept. of State; he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and doctorate in politics from the University of London, England.

Dr. Lamont Colucci has published four books:

Professor

Professor Lamont Colucci at a Ripon College lectern
Professor Lamont Colucci not only teaches at Ripon College, but leads its National Security department and contributes to political education groups.

At Ripon College, Professor Colucci coordinates the National Security Studies program, teaching courses on national security, foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, and international relations.

In 2007, he received Ripon’s Severy Excellence in Teaching award, and in 2010, the Underkofler Outstanding Teaching Award.

He also served as founding interim Director for the Center for Politics at Ripon College.

Columnist and Commentator

Dr. Lamont Colucci writes articles, papers and reports on foreign policy and national security. He has a monthly column entitled “From the Heartland” featured in Newsmax.

As an expert in the fields of Foreign Policy, Counter-Terrorism and National Security, Dr. Colucci is a regular researcher for essays to think tanks, research institutes and books. He’s also frequently invited to write for publications that have included:

  • The Washington Times
  • National Review
  • Defense News
  • The Weekly Standard
  • The Hill
  • Praeger Security International

View the catalog of all Dr. Colucci’s columns and articles.

Lamont Colucci, PhD, former Dept of State diplomat, stands at the demilitarized zone of North and South Korea with then-Governor of Oklahoma.
Lamont Colucci, PhD, former Dept of State diplomat, stands at the demilitarized zone of North and South Korea with then-Governor of Oklahoma.

Speaker and Presenter

Dr. Lamont Colucci speaking at Rotary, Int'l
Dr. Lamont Colucci is a regular speaker and presenter, covering topics from U.S. National Security, to Great People in History, to abstracts on American Leadership.

An accomplished and experienced professional speaker, Dr. Colucci can speak to a wide range of topics:

You can learn more about Dr. Colucci’s topics for presentations at this link.

Researcher

Dr. Colucci is Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council. He’s also the Advisor in National Security and Foreign Affairs.

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Dr. Colucci is proud to serve as the Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council, contributing his unique knowledge and expertise to understanding America’s role in the world.

For nearly three decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an essential role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders with building democracies and market economies. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy, and works closely with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the policymaking community. It is staffed by noted specialists in foreign and defense policy, and serves as a valuable resource to officials in the highest levels of government.

Dr. Lamont Colucci also advises the NATO-based Conference of Defence Associations Institute. He served as founding interim Director for the Center for Politics at Ripon College.

The International Relations of the Bible

An exploration of the world, politics, and people of the Old and New Testaments.

OnThe cover of Dr. Lamont Colucci's third book, The International Relations of the Bible June 22, 2021, Dr. Colucci’s third book is available in all major retailers and on Amazon: The International Relations of the Bible.

International relations is an increasingly important topic for the average American.

It determines job prospects, economic growth and decline, war, peace, and whether or not a foreign entity uses a weapon of mass destruction. The practice and theory of international relations by today’s presidents and dictators is grounded in ideologies that have shaped societies throughout history—ideologies that dominate the world of the Bible.

Whether it was the Babylonian and Egyptian Empires, the influence of Greek Hellenism, or the Romans’ critical role, international relations are an omnipresent backdrop. There can be no story of Exodus, no Babylonian captivity, no explanation for the constant war in Syria, no publicans or Roman governors, no judgment by Pontius Pilate, and no St. Paul’s story as a Roman citizen, without considering the role of international affairs.

Dr. Colucci’s book is available with all major retailers and also on Amazon on June 22, 2021. Click here to get your copy now!

Crusading Realism

The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11

Crusading Realism, a book on America's National Security and Foreign Policy written by Dr. Lamont ColucciIn this book, Dr. Colucci discusses the Presidential dominance of American foreign policy and the religiosity and leadership style of President George W. Bush.

Dr. Colucci contrasts the post-9/11 Bush administration with its earlier incarnation, and with that of its immediate predecessor. He presents the development of a distinctive policy position founded on pre-emption, prevention, primacy, and the promotion of democracy. Finally, Dr. Colucci analyzes the emergence of the Bush Doctrine from 2001-2003 in relation to four distinct phases: its genesis, initial development, further evolution, and maturation.

Dr. Colucci’s book is available with all major retailers and also on Amazon. Click here to get your copy now!

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