Dr. Lamont Colucci, National Security, Foreign Policy & Homeland Security Expert
Dr. Lamont Colucci is currently an Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College. His primary area of expertise is United States national security and United States foreign policy, thanks to his experience as a diplomat with the U.S. Dept. of State. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in politics from the University of London, England.
At Ripon College, Professor Colucci is the coordinator for the newly-established National Security Studies program and teaches courses on national security, foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, and international relations, in 2007 he was the recipient of Ripon’s Severy Excellence in Teaching award and in 2010 the Underkofler Outstanding Teaching Award.
A successful author, Dr. Lamont Colucci has published a book entitled Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11, and was contributing author of another book entitled The Day That Changed Everything: Looking at the Impact of 9/11 at the End of the Decade. In 2012 he finished a two volume series entitled – The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How they Shape our Present and Future.
Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council
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.
U.S. News and World Report Weekly Foreign Policy Commentator
In 2012, Dr. Lamont Colucci was approached by U.S. News and World Report to write a weekly column on foreign policy and national security. This is under the aegis of World Report – Insights, perspectives, and commentary on foreign affairs. View all column posts.
Dr. Lamont Colucci is an accomplished and experienced professional speaker on a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from United States National Security and Foreign Policy, to economic & financial profiles of various countries, to impacts and legacies of greatly influential figures in history, all the way to the abstracts of leadership, citizenship and American Legacy.
To see a detailed list of the topics Dr. Colucci regularly speaks on, visit the Presentations page.
Publications & Essays
As an expert in the fields of United States Foreign Policy, Counter-terrorism and National Security, Dr. Lamont Colucci is regularly invited to write op-ed articles for publications such as The Washington Times, National Review, Defense News, and to pen research essays for think tanks, research institutes and books.
To see a partial list of his essays and publications, visit the Publications page.
The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How They Shape Our Present and Future
This two-volume set provides a chronological view of the foreign policy/national security doctrines of key American presidents from Washington to Obama, framed by commentary on the historical context for each, discussions of major themes, and examinations of the lasting impact of these policies.
From the often-forgotten Washington Doctrine, to the Truman Doctrine that continues to influence our modern national security, to the Obama Doctrine that is still solidifying, American foreign and national security policy is shaped by the historical development of national security doctrines. In the post 9/11 world, with its continuing unrest and instability in the Middle East, these issues are of paramount importance.
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