Edward Lozansky

President and Founder of the American University in Moscow
Edward Lozansky

Dr. Edward Lozansky is the President and Founder of the American University in Moscow, Professor of National Research Nuclear University in Moscow, and the editor-in-chief of the online magazine NewKontinent.org

A frequent contributor to major American and Russian media, Dr. Lozansky is the author of 13 books and over a thousand articles in physics, mathematics, biophysics, and political science.

He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics & Engineering, and received his Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from the Moscow Institute of Atomic Energy named after Kurchatov.  He worked at Moscow State University and Military Tank Academy but in 1975, he lost all of his research and teaching positions for publicly criticizing Soviet foreign and domestic policies.

Subsequently, in 1976 Dr. Lozansky moved to the United States where he did research at the Laser Fusion lab at the University of Rochester, New York, and taught at the American University in Washington, D.C.  In 1988 Dr. Yuri Ossipyan, then-Vice President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Gorbachev’s science advisor, invited Dr. Lozansky back to the USSR. Shortly thereafter, in 1990, he founded the American University in Moscow, the first private higher education school in Russia. In addition to educational programs, the American University in Moscow is involved in organizing conferences and seminars, promoting U.S.- Russia science, education, and cultural exchanges.

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