Nicholas X. Rizopoulos

Adelphi University; Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, 2006-2009

Nicholas X. Rizopoulos organized and chaired the Carnegie Council's "Foreign Policy Roundtable," a seminar series geared to the interests of the New York journalistic and editorial community, which he launched over thirty years ago.

For the past decade Rizopoulos has taught and served as the academic director in the Honors College at Adelphi University. He is also consulting editor at World Policy Journal.

He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale, where he also taught U.S. and European diplomatic history for ten years. He was subsequently one of the founders, as well as the executive director, of the Lehrman Institute (1972-1987); and later vice president and director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1989-1994).

Featured Work

MAY 22, 2009 Podcast

George Kennan, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War Reconsidered

Historian John Lukacs discusses his close friend George Kennan. Kennan was an architect of the Cold War, but after 1950 he became one of its critics ...

Winston Churchill, by Yousuf Karsh, 1941.

APR 15, 2009 Podcast

Winston Churchill's Evolving Views of Russia, 1917-1953, Reconsidered

John Lukacs argues that despite the different attitudes Winston Churchill took towards Russia over a 40-year period, there is an amazing consistency to his view ...

NOV 5, 2004 Article

In Memoriam: James Chace

"In his numerous studies on American history and foreign policy, including some splendid shorter review essays, Chace--an old-fashioned liberal in his politics--essentially propounded a "realist" ...