Selected Addresses and Lectures

John Lenczowski
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 462-2101
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3215 Rittenhouse Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 237-6951
[email protected]
Ph.D. in International Relations
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 1980.
 M.A. in International Relations
Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 1975.
 B.A. with Honors and Distinction, Double major: History and International Relations
University of California, Berkeley, 1972
 High School diploma
The Thacher School, Ojai, California
Current Position
Founder, President, and Professor, The Institute of World Politics, since 1990
The Institute, founded in 1990, is an independent graduate school of national security and
international affairs, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It offers:
two Master’s degrees, one in Statecraft and World Politics, and another in Statecraft and National
Security Affairs; and seven Graduate Certificate Programs. Its mission is to develop leaders with
a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on
knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western
moral tradition. Courses taught:
International Relations, Statecraft, and Integrated Strategy
Russian Politics and Foreign Policy
Past Employment
1. Adjunct Professor, National Security Studies
Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C., 1985-2000.
2. Consultant to the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1988-1993.
Soviet/Russian human rights policy
Refugee and immigration policy
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) affairs
3. Senior Fellow
Council for Inter-American Security, Washington, D.C., March 1988-November 1991.
4. Adjunct Scholar
International Freedom Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1989-1991.
5. Senior Fellowship in Soviet Studies
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C., April-November 1987.
6. Director of European and Soviet Affairs
National Security Council (The White House), February 1983-March 1987.
Principal White House Advisor on Soviet affairs to President Ronald Reagan and four
National Security Advisors.
Responsible for development and coordination of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union.
Responsible for development of policy on public diplomacy toward the Soviet Union.
Responsible for developing U.S. policy in global public diplomacy, the international
battle of ideas, political action, and international communications.
Responsible for public information and education about U.S. policy toward the USSR.
Delivered an average of sixty speeches per year from White House platforms.
Responsible for development and coordination of U.S. policy on international
7. Special Advisor for Political Affairs to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983.
Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. policy on public diplomacy, with
special emphasis on political competition with the USSR and countering Soviet "active
measures," disinformation, and propaganda campaigns.
Responsible for handling U.S. policy on international broadcasting. Initiated major
modernization program for Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Responsible for developing new institutional capabilities for conducting political action.
Initiated the establishment of the State Department Office of Public Diplomacy.
Co-authored establishment of the National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiary
8. Special Assistant for Policy to the Assistant Secretary for European Affairs
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982.
Responsible for developing policy on issues which overlap different offices within the
bureau and other bureaus and agencies: e.g., Soviet policies in the Third World, working
with NATO allies on other regions of common interest, and broader East-West, WestWest and North-South issues.
Responsible for developing policy on questions of ideology and public diplomacy in
Europe: e.g., "peace" movements and Soviet propaganda in Europe, international youth
politics, etc.
Responsible for handling relations with transnational political movements: e.g., Socialist
9. Legislative Policy Advisor to the Honorable James A. Courter
U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1981.
Drafted comprehensive legislation on American public diplomacy and foreign
information programs, concerning U.S. Information Agency (including Voice of
America), Board for International Broadcasting, and public diplomacy by U.S. armed
Drafted legislation on capital gains taxation and Social Security taxation.
Wrote articles, speeches and committee testimony.
10. Part-time Foreign Policy Consultant to Members of Congress, political candidates, and
private industry, 1977-1981.
11. Lecturer in Government and Politics
University of Maryland, full-time 1978-1979, part-time 1979-1982. Courses taught:
Soviet Foreign Policy
American Foreign Policy
International Relations
Soviet Government
American Government
12. Researcher-Editor-Author
American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., 1972-1978.
Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, 1984.
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1983, U.S. Jaycees.
French – fluent
Russian -- working knowledge
Polish -- reading knowledge
Latin -- reading knowledge
Books and Monographs
1. Cultural Diplomacy, Political Influence, and Integrated Strategy (Washington, D.C. The
Institute of World Politics Press, 2007)
2. Cultural Diplomacy: A Multi-Faceted Instrument of Soviet Foreign Policy
(Washington, D.C.: The Institute of World Politics Press, 1991)
3. The Sources of Soviet Perestroika
(Ashland, OH: Ashbrook Center, Ashland University., 1990).
4. Soviet Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982).
5. Arms in the Indian Ocean: Interests and Challenges
(Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1977), (co-author with Dale R. Tahtinen).
Special Projects
Communism: The Long March,
Radio/Educational Audio Series, Radio America, 1989-1990 (Narrator: Eugene Pell,
President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty).
Conference Architecture
Pillars of Statesmanship: Principles of National Security Policy for the New
Summer 2000, The Institute of World Politics
Globalization: Prospects for Peace, Prosperity and World Order
May 9-10, 2002, Cantigny Conference Series, McCormick Tribune Foundation, Wheaton,
Intelligence Requirements for the 21st Century:
Conferences in Honor of William J. Casey
The Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C.
1. Consolidating Recent Gains, Achieving New Momentum
July 24, 2002
2. Warning, Counterintelligence, and Intelligence for Counter-terrorism
October 29, 2002
3. Understanding the Enemy: Will Defense Intelligence Be Strategically Relevant?
May 13, 2003
Counterintelligence: Reform for a Critical National Capability
October 1-3, 2003, Cantigny Conference Series, McCormick Tribune Foundation,
Wheaton, Illinois
Selected Articles
1. "Tax-Cut Theory: Wonder Drug for the Economy?" Saturday Review, January 6, 1979.
2. "Naval Race or Arms Control in the Indian Ocean," Middle East Journal, Fall 1979.
3. "Moral Leadership: The Foundation of Policy," in Wayne Valis, The Future Under President
Reagan (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1981).
4. "A Foreign Policy for Reaganauts," Policy Review, Fall 1981.
5. "Soviet Strategic Deception," in Disinformation and the News (Washington, D.C.: Heritage
Foundation, 1985).
6. "International Communism and Nicaragua: An Administration View," Christian Science
Monitor, June 6, 1985.
7. "The Soviet Price for Peace and Quiet," Washington Times, October 15, 1987.
8. "Themes of Soviet Strategic Deception and Disinformation," in Brian Dailey and Patrick
Parker (eds.), Soviet Strategic Deception (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987).
9. "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Gorbachev: A Time to Tell the Truth," The World & I, June
10. "What Ever Happened to the Evil Empire? Moral Distinctions in the Age of Glasnost,"
Crisis, October 1988.
11. "Soviet Propaganda and Active Measures: 1988," Disinformation: Soviet Active Measures
and Disinformation Forecast, Winter 1988.
12. "The Soviet Union and the United States: Myths, Realities, Maxims," Global Affairs,
Winter 1988-1989.
13. "Perestroika, Soviet Foreign Policy, and the Western Hemisphere" in Perestroika and Latin
America, Proceedings of the Inter-American Forum (Bogota, Colombia: Simon Bolivar
Foundation, 1989).
14. "A Dash of Skepticism Wouldn't Hurt," Los Angeles Times (nationally syndicated),
January 11, 1990.
15. "Military Glasnost' and Strategic Deception," International Freedom Review, Winter 1990.
16. "Soviet Mideast interests aren't America's," The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 4, 1990.
17. "Did We See Change That Wasn't There?" Los Angeles Times (nationally syndicated),
December 26, 1990.
18. "...While the KGB Officers Promise More to Come," Wall Street Journal Europe, January 7,
19. "Was the Coup Everything It Seemed to Be?" Los Angeles Times (nationally syndicated),
August 22, 1991.
20. "Communists Hold Key Jobs in `New' Russia," The San Diego Union, September 15, 1991.
21. "Prospects for a New Russian Imperialism and Implications for the United States,"
Congressional Record, September 28, 1993.
22. "In Memory of Adda B. Bozeman," National Security Studies Quarterly, Summer 1995.
23. "The Disease of Moral Relativism," Washington Times, August 18, 1997.
24. "Failures of U.S. Intelligence: Americans Must Become Better Spies," European Affairs,
Fall 2001 (co-author).
25. “Arms control tug on our China posture,” Washington Times, February 13, 2002.
Selected Addresses and Lectures
1. “As the Soviets See the US,” Lakeside Talk, Bohemian Grove, July 1983.
2. "Propaganda and Psychological Operations as Instruments of Soviet Strategy," Lecture to the
Air Force Special Operations School, September 1983.
3. "The East-West Conflict: the Moral Dimension," Address to the Fall Convocation,
St. Thomas University, October 1984.
4. "The Meaning of the Story of Raoul Wallenberg," Address to White House Ceremony in
Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Wallenberg's Arrest, January 1985.
5. "External Oppression and Inner Freedom in the Soviet Bloc," Lecture to the Philadelphia
Society, April 1986.
6. "Soviet Strategic Deception, Glasnost', and U.S. Policy," Lecture to the Kennan Institute for
Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Smithsonian Institution, April 1987.
7. "The Metaphysical Dimension of the U.S.-Soviet Conflict," Address to the Synod of the
Anglican Church of North America, May 1987.
8. "America's National Interest Abroad: An Economic and National Security Perspective,"
Lecture at Duke University, March 1991.
9. "The Defense of Western Civilization in the Post-Cold War World," Address to the AmericanSwiss Foundation, June 1993.
10. "Reform in Russia and U.S. Policy," Foreign Affairs Interdepartmental Seminar sponsored by
the Foreign Service Institute and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, May 11, 1995.
11. "The Impact of Values on the Long-Term Defense of American Civilization," Address to the
Association Chief Executive Council, November 15, 1995.
12. "The Treason of the Intellectuals: Higher Education, the Culture War and the Threat to U.S.
National Security," Address to the Council for National Policy, March 1996.
13. "Ingredients of Strategic Blindness," Lecture at the Heritage Foundation, April 30, 1996.
14. "The Elemental Problems with Arms Control," Address at the Heritage Foundation's National
Security Symposium, March 20, 1997.
15. "The National Security Bureaucracy and Strategy," Lecture at the Marine Corps Command
and Staff College, October 15, 1998 and 2001.
16. "The Power of Rhetoric and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire," Lecture at the George Bush
School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, January 28, 1999.
17. “Public Diplomacy and the Lessons of the Soviet Collapse,” Lakeside Talk, Bohemian
California, July 15, 2002.
18. “Philosophical, Political and Economic Principles for Prosperity,” Address to the Party
Congress of the Croatia Democratic Union, Varazdin, Croatia, October 2002.
19. “Intelligence Failures and U.S. National Security,” Address to the Palm Beach Pundits,
January 27, 2003.
20. “Cold War Political Influence Operations and Their Lessons for U.S. Policy,” Lecture to the
Smith Richardson Foundation Roundtable in Washington D.C., February 26, 2003.
21. “Conceptual and Structural Weaknesses in U.S. National Security Posture,” Lecture at the
Leadership Institute, March 2003.
22. “Statecraft and U.S. National Security,” Lecture at the University of Dallas, April 11, 2003.
23. “Ronald Reagan’s Role in the Collapse of the USSR,” Conference on the Legacy of Ronald
Reagan in the New Europe, Warsaw, Poland, July 2003.
24. “The Role of Counterintelligence in Defense against Propaganda, Deception, and Political
Influence Operations,” Cantigny Conference Series, Wheaton, Illinois, October 2, 2003.
25. “Public Diplomacy as a Strategic Instrument,” Remarks to the New Atlantic Initiative,
American Enterprise Institute, June 8, 2004.
26. “Intelligence and the Other Arts of Statecraft,” Address to the Annual Conference of The
Association of Former Intelligence Officers, October 30, 2004.
27. “The Role of the Department of State in U.S. Grand Strategy.” Lecture to the Marine Corps
University Command and Staff College, October 28, 2004.
28. “The Culture War: A Mutation of the Cold War.” Keynote Address to the Conference of the
Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, Dallas, TX, February 19, 2005.
29. “Public Diplomacy and U.S. Global Political Influence.” Testimony before the U.S. Public
Diplomacy Advisory Commission, April 13, 2005.
30. “Moral Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century,” Address to the Community
of Pastors, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park, MD, October 3, 2005.
31. “U.S. Grand Strategy: 1975-1991,” Cantigny Conference Series, October 12, 2005.
32. “Weaknesses in the U.S. National Security Posture: Who is at Fault?” Address to Clemson
University, March 27, 2006.
33. “U.S. National Security Challenges,” The Economic Club of Florida, October 5, 2006
Selected Memberships
Board of Directors, AFIO (Association For Intelligence Officers, previously Association
of Former Intelligence Officers), since 2005
DACOR-Bacon House and DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired), since
Bohemian Club, San Francisco, since 1980
Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Federal Association, since 1999
Husband of Susan K. Lenczowski
Father of Katherine Y. Lenczowski (20) and Christian G. Lenczowski (17)
Avocations: family activities, piano, reading, tennis, swimming, hiking
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