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Former Distinguished Fellow, the World Affairs Institute; Former Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Former Aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Joshua Muravchik lecturing, 2021


  • Communism
  • Political Science
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Political Ideologies
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Democracy

Professional Experience

  • Formerly, Distinguished Fellow, the World Affairs Institute
  • Formerly, Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS
  • Formerly, Fellow, The George W. Bush Institute
  • Formerly, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Formerly, Fellow in Residence, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Formerly, Executive Director of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority
  • Formerly, Member, Commision on Broadcasting to the People’s Republic of China
  • Formerly, Aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Joshua Muravchik is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism and ten other books about international politics, including Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel (2014), Trailblazers of the Arab Spring: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East (2013), and Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America’s Destiny (1991).  He has also published more than 400 articles on politics and international affairs, contributing to, among others, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times Magazine, Commentary, the New Republic, and The Weekly Standard.

Dr. Muravchik, who received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, is an Adjunct Professor at The Institute of World Politics.  He has been a fellow or resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, the George W. Bush Institute, the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, the World Affairs Institute, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  He formerly served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion; the Commission on Broadcasting to the People’s Republic of China; and the Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Dr. Muravchik was once described by The Wall Street Journal as “maybe the most cogent and careful of the neoconservative writers on foreign policy.”



  • B.A., 1970, City College of New York
  • Ph.D., 1984, Georgetown University



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