John Lenczowski

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John Lenczowski, an expert on European and Soviet affairs, is a senior fellow with the Council for International Security in Washington, D.C. Also, he is the producer of a 12-part seminar on the Soviet Union that is broadcast on Radio America, and serves as an adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University, where he teaches graduate courses in Soviet foreign policy.

From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Lenczowski served the White House as the National Security Council’s Director of European and Soviet Affairs. He was responsible for advising the President and National Security Adviser on Soviet Affairs, as well as the development and coordination of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union. Also, he was involved with developing U.S. policy in global public diplomacy, the international battle of ideas, political action, and international communications.

Upon leaving that position, Mr. Lenczowski became a senior fellow in Soviet studies with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. Earlier in the Reagan Administration he held positions as special adviser for political affairs and special assistant for policy in the U.S. Department of State. He was a lecturer in government and politics at the Univeristy of Maryland from 1978 to 1982.

Mr. Lenczowski earned both a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, after graduating with honors and distinction with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and international relations from the University of California at Berkeley.

The author of numerous articles in scholarly journals, Mr. Lenczowski has written several books, including Soviet Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy and the forthcoming Technology Transfer to the Soviet Union: Dilemma for the West.