Nicholas X. Rizopoulos is academic director and lecturer in international politics and diplomacy in the Honors College at Adelphi University, where he has taught since 1995. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, he completed his secondary education at The Hotchkiss School and received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Yale University, where he was also a junior faculty member for ten years. He was one of the founders of the Lehrman Institute, a New York—based foreign and economic policy think tank, where he served as executive director from 1973 to 1987. He subsequently served as vice president and director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in New York with his wife.