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Dr. Lee Lukoff is currently a Senior Analyst in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the State Department.  He previously worked as a Rulemaking Analyst in the Office of Directives Management where he monitored regulatory developments and served on a task force designed to modernize State Department forms. He also served as a Franklin Fellow/Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Energy Diplomacy where he authored reports on Chinese, Russian, and Venezuelan energy issues and held a portfolio covering energy policy developments in Europe and Latin America.


Dr. Lukoff teaches International Affairs at the University of Georgia’s Washington Semester Program. He has taught roughly thirty courses as a professor on an array of topics such as US Grand Strategy, International Conflict, Global Issues, US-Israel Relations, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Applied Politics, and American Public Policy. Dr. Lukoff has had his writings published in mediums such as the Journal of Intelligence History, American Intelligence Journal, Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies, The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, Journal of Cold War Studies, and the International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs. 

Dr. Lukoff graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs in 2019. He holds Master’s degrees from Boston College (Political Science/International Relations) and George Mason University (Public Policy/Energy Policy) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Dr. Lukoff is a native of Dartmouth, Massachusetts and enjoys visiting historical sites, watching college football, playing basketball, mentoring college students, and caring for his Bernese Mountain Dog George in his spare time.

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