About

Brief Bio Dr. Lamont Colucci

Dr. Lamont Colucci has experience as a diplomat with the U.S. Dept. of State and is today an Associate Professor and Chairman of Politics and Government at Ripon College. His primary area of expertise is United States national security and United States foreign policy. At Ripon, he is the coordinator for the National Security Studies program and teaches courses on national security, foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, and international relations. He 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. In 2012, he became the Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in politics from the University of London, England. In 2007 he was the recipient of Ripon’s Severy Excellence in Teaching award and in 2010 the Underkofler Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Colucci is also an occasional columnist for the Washington Times. He is a weekly columnist for U.S. News and World Report, Foreign Policy and National Security, – Insights, perspectives, and commentary on foreign affairs. He is also Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council and is Advisor in National Security and Foreign Affairs, to the NATO based Conference of Defence Associations Institute. He was recently named the first Director for the Center for Politics at Ripon College.

Dr. Lamont Colucci

Dr. Lamont Colucci, National Security and Foreign Policy expert Dr. Lamont Colucci is an expert in the fields of United States National Security and Foreign Policy and is currently an Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College.

Dr. Colucci’s expertise in National Security and Foreign Policy is thanks in large part to his time spent as a diplomat for the United States Department of State. He regularly pens op-ed articles for respected news agencies the world over, has published a book on American Foreign Policy: Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11, and attends conferences as a professional speaker on the subjects of Counter-Terrorism, National Security, Foreign Policy and International Relations regularly. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in politics from the University of London, England.

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.

National Security, Foreign Policy & Homeland Security Expert

Dr. Lamont Colucci, Professor of National Security Studies, International Relations and Foreign Policy at Ripon CollegeDr. Colucci’s time in the United States Department of State put him in a unique position to observe the nuanced methods of persuasion and control utilized by the United States federal government to respond to specific threats and prompts from terrorists, foreign powers, allies and enemies alike. Today, Dr. Lamont Colucci is regarded as an expert in the fields of National Security, Foreign Policy and Homeland Security. His publications in leading news organizations such as The Washington Times and The Independent, and the publications of his book, Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11 are indicative of his continuous, ongoing awareness in the field. Dr. Colucci is also the contributing author of the book, The Day That Changed Everything: Looking at the Impact of 9/11 at the End of the Decade. And he is currently finishing a two volume series entitled The National Security Doctrines of the American Presidency: How they Shape our Present and Future.

Professional Speaker

Dr. Lamont Colucci speaking at Rotary, Int'lWith years of experience in the fields of National Security, Foreign Policy & Homeland Security, Dr. Colucci is a professional speaker regularly invited to counter terrorism summits, foreign policy conferences and at think tanks devoted to further understanding of the United States’ unique position in the world. This is a small list of some of Dr. Colucci’s speaking events in the past years:

  • Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • American Political Science Association
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • American Foreign Service Association
  • Madison Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Institute of World Affairs
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Oxford-UK
  • University of Athens-Greece
  • British House of Commons

At Ripon College, he is the coordinator for the newly-established National Security Studies program and teaches courses on national security, foreign policy, intelligence, terrorism, and international relations, and he was the 2007 recipient of Ripon’s Severy Excellence in Teaching award.

Further Information

For a list of recent publications from Dr. Lamont Colucci, visit the Publications page; for a list of his Presentations and topics of professional speeches, visit the Presentations page; his Media experience can be found on the Media page; or click here to Contact Dr. Lamont Colucci directly. To see a list of Dr. Colucci’s professional experience as a writer, speaker and academic, please click here.