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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Active Measures Staff

Marcio Coimbra

Chief Editor and President: Márcio C. Coimbra

Márcio 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.

Martha EliseLayout Editor and Treasurer: Martha Elise Hampton

M. Elise Hampton holds a Master's degree in International Cooperation with a focus in security studies from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. While attending Yonsei's Graduate School of International Studies, she served as the layout editor and the print editor for the Yonsei Academic Journal of International Studies, informally known as "Paper, Essays and Reviews" or PEAR. She is currently working on a Master's degree at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

BrandonCopy Editor - Academic: Brandon Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert was born in South Bend, IN and raised in Ft. Myers, FL. After spending 2006-2008 working on and off various Republican campaigns in the Orlando area, he moved up to Chicago, IL where he attended DePaul University, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in US foreign policy toward China. Serving as both Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3), Brandon intends to work in the foreign policy area.

This desire and a natural love for foreign affairs, politics, and history led Brandon to enroll in The Institute of World Politics in Fall of 2014. After completion of his degree, he hopes to continue furthering his legislative and policy experience to one day assist in running for higher office.

Assistant Editor: Samuel Greenwood

Samuel Greenwood is from Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from The Citadel in 2009, and served as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps from 2009-2013.  He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies at IWP.

Assistant Editor: Jaime Loizzo

Active Measures Advisory Board

Academic/Faculty/Staff Advisor: Professor David Glancy

Academic Dean: Professor John J. Tierney, Jr.

Alumni Representative: Michael Webber

SGA Representative: Schuyler Merritt

AM Chief Editor: Márcio Coimbra