Lev E. Dobriansky

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Lev E. Dobriansky (born November 9, 1918, in New York City; died January 2008) was a professor of economics at Georgetown University.

Life and Career

"Dobriansky graduated from New York University (B.S., 1941; M.A., 1943; Ph. D., 1951). He is the author of numerous books and articles. His foreign languages are French, Ukrainian, Russian, and German."[1]

"In 1942-1948, Dr. Dobriansky was an instructor in economics at New York University. Since 1948 he has been with Georgetown University as assistant professor of economics (1948-1952), associate professor of economics (1952-1960), and professor of economics (1960-present). He has also been director of the Institute on Comparative Economic and Political Systems since 1970. He was a faculty member at the National War College in 1957-1958. He has served as a consultant with the Department of State, the International Communication Agency, and the United States House of Representatives. In 1974-1975, he was a member of the National Commission for the Observance of World Population Year."[1]

In addition to his work with the United States government, Dobriansky also worked in an official capacity in Chile from 1975 to 1976[citation needed]

On October 25, 1982, Dr. Dobriansky was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as United States Ambassador to the Bahamas; he succeeded William B. Schwartz.[1] Dobriansky maintained this position until August 30, 1986[2]

Dobriansky was a right-wing activist and ideologue, though he taught "The Economics of Socialism" at Georgetown University[citation needed]. He was a fervent Cold-Warrior who was heavily involved in Ukrainian matters and active in Ukrainian/White Russian emigree circles[citation needed]. He is responsible for a statue to a Ukrainian patriot placed near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.[citation needed]

His daughter, Paula Dobriansky, is a senior officer in the U.S. State Dept. (since 2000), and one of the early neo-conservatives, signatory of the PNAC[citation needed]. His other daughter, Larisa Dobriansky, is a lawyer specializing in "environmental issues" who has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and has also been party to the undermining of the adoption of the Kyoto Environmental treaty[citation needed]. She also was an environmental lawyer at Akin Gump.

Other activities


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  2. U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian
  3. The Ukrainian Weekly
  4. Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Principal Officers & Directors, organizational website