Active Measures

Active Measures LogoActive Measures is the student-run academic journal of The Institute of World Politics.  

The name of the journal, Active Measures, refers to a set of influence operations and propaganda (disinformation and deception) used by the Soviet Union to persuade and to have a strategic impact.

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The Active Measures editorial board would like to welcome all students at IWP to submit their papers for review for publication in the journal. The deadline for submission is May 9, 2014.  

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Editorial Calendar

February 11, 2014 - Submissions open

May 9, 2014 - Final day to submit papers

June 6, 2014 - Writers will have received a letter stating that their paper has been accepted/denied

May-July 2014 - Editing/proofreading

August 2014 - Journal goes to print

September 5, 2014 - Journal expected to be completed

Editorial Board, 2014

Marcio CoimbraMárcio C. Coimbra graduated in Law with honors in 2000 from Unisinos in Brazil and is an Attorney specializing in International Law (UFRGS).

He holds an MBA in Economic Law from FGV and Master's in Political Science from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain. In 2000 attended the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School. He has published five books, as main author and coordinator. With professional experience in the US, Europe and Latin America, Márcio has worked in the private sector, think tanks, political campaigns and multilateral organizations. He has been published in business newspapers and magazines in Latin America and Europe and appeared in several political TV programs. He has lectured at the Catholic University of Brasília for four years. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and a Master's candidate in Statecraft and International Affairs at IWP.

Nicole D'EliaNicole D'Elia is beginning her second year in the Strategic Intelligence Studies M.A. program.  She graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Mathematics and History and currently works as a consultant for IT Strategic Planning for a civilian agency.  Nicole is excited to be a member of the Active Measures Journal Editorial Board and is looking forward to reading all the great submissions!

Katherine HumphriesKatherine Humphries is an experienced historian, historic preservationist, and blogger.  Outside of being a student at IWP, Katherine teaches history at the College of Southern Maryland, is a researcher at Wikistrat, and is the senior editor for the student run Active Measures journal at IWP.