Lamont Colucci, PhD
National Security, Foreign Policy & Homeland Security Expert
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 three books:
- The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How they Shape our Present and Future
- Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11
- (contributing author) The Day That Changed Everything: Looking at the Impact of 9/11 at the End of the Decade
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
Speaker and Presenter
An accomplished and experienced professional speaker, Dr. Colucci can speak to a wide range of topics:
- U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy
- Economic & Financial Profiles of Various Countries
- Impacts and Legacies of Influential Figures in History
- Abstracts on Leadership, Citizenship and American Legacy
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.
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.