Dr. John Lenczowski is the Founder and President of The Institute of World Politics – an independent graduate school of statecraft and national security affairs in Washington, D.C.
Dr. John Lenczowski founded the Institute of World Politics as a private academic institution dedicated to teaching all the arts of statecraft in service of the defense of American liberty, including: diplomacy, military strategy, peacemaking, public diplomacy, opinion formation and political warfare, intelligence and counterintelligence, homeland security, economic strategy, and moral leadership.
From 1981 to 1983, Dr. Lenczowski served in the United States Department of State as Special Advisor to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. From 1983 to 1987, he was Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council. In that capacity, he served as principal Soviet affairs advisor to President Ronald Reagan. He was involved in developing many of the policies that helped prompt the collapse of the Soviet empire.
Education and other affiliations
Dr. Lenczowski was educated at the Thacher School, earned his B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has been associated with several academic and research institutions in the Washington area, including Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, College Park, the American Enterprise Institute, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Council for Inter-American Security, and the International Freedom Foundation.
Publications and media appearances
He is the author of Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy: Reforming the Structure and Culture of US Foreign Policy (Lexington Books, March 2011), The Sources of Soviet Perestroika (Ashbrook Center, Ashland University, 1990), Soviet Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy (Cornell University Press, 1982), and numerous other writings on U.S. foreign policy, public diplomacy, Soviet/Russian affairs, comparative ideologies, intelligence, and strategy. He contributed a chapter entitled entitled "Political-Ideologial Warfare in Integrated Strategy, and its Basis in an Assessment of Soviet Reality" to Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism (Isaac Publishing; New edition edition, May 21, 2012). His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, and nationally syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Lenczowski has testified before Congress and appeared on national television programs such as PBS’s MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, American Interests, and Techno-Politics, CNN’s Crossfire and TalkBack Live, the Fox News Channel, and C-SPAN.
Dr. Lenczowski is the son of George Lenczowski, and is married with two children.
The Institute of World Politics, Faculty Profile 
Ashbrook Center 
Lecture at Texas A&M University 
Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy