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Dr. Lamont Colucci

Professor, Diplomat
International Relations, National Security, Foreign Affairs

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. In 2015 he received the national Significant Sig award of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Dr. Colucci is also an occasional columnist for the Washington Times, National Review, Weekly Standard, and Defense News. He is a bi-monthly 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, Senior Adviser in National Security for Contingent Security, and is Advisor in National Security and Foreign Affairs, to the NATO oriented Conference of Defence Associations Institute. He served as founding interim Director for the Center for Politics at Ripon College.

If you are interested in representing a speaker who can combine the world of practice (as a diplomat with the State Department), academia (as a professor of political science), and entertainment (his speeches are sought after for being riveting), enlist Dr. Lamont Colucci.

Special awards:

  • Fulbright Teaching Scholarship, Austrian Diplomatic Academy, Vienna Austria, spring/summer, 2012
  • Significant Sig Award, San Diego, June 2015
  • Excellence in Leadership – Faculty Mentor Award,  2011
  • Underkofler Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, May, 2010
  • Severy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, May, 2007

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