New Students Fall 2012

Welcome to IWP's new students!


Meet MAJ Brian Platt, Class of 2012

"The philosophy of the school really embraced those values in which I believe, and in which the Army believes - including morality, strength of character, respect, and honor." - MAJ Brian Platt

IWP welcomes Joseph R. Wood as a full time faculty member

This fall, Jospeh Wood will teach American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy (IWP 608).  Mr. Wood was a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. from 2008 until 2012 and worked at BAE Systems, Inc. from 2011 until 2012. From 2005 until 2008, he was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, with responsibility for all policy involving Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and defense issues.

IWP offers language classes in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Russian 

Beginning in Fall 2012, IWP will offer courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Russian. The classes will be taught by Janice Jewell (Chinese), Vassily Bessonoff (Russian), and Hasehm Mekki (Arabic).

Richard W. Rahn to teach Economics for Foreign Policy Makers 

This fall, IWP welcomes Richard W. Rahn, who will teach one of the sections of Economics for Foreign Policy Makers. Mr. Rahn is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the Chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth. He is also a weekly economic columnist for The Washington Times, and his column appears in many other newspapers around the world. Dr. Rahn serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review and on the Governor of Virginia's Joint Advisory Board of Economists.

In the words of Mike Kurmlavage: The IWP Internship Experience, Summer 2012

With the ever-growing number of job candidates, and the decline in the value of a bachelor's degree, internships have secured their place among today's "to do list" of many college undergraduates. While many of them hope to gain invaluable experience working in an office, as well as attempt to augment their resumes, today's young Americans are drawn to the internship like never before. The socio-political field is amidst the most competitive of internships because of the 21st century's lust for individual networking. Seeking to harness a portion of this youthful energy, The Institute of World Politics invites a number of college-aged people to help them follow their dreams.

William Miller to teach Western Moral Tradition and World Politics

Dr. William Miller, Professor of Politics at Marymount University and Adjunct Professor at IWP, will teach Western Moral Tradition and World Politics (IWP 615) during the fall 2012 semester.

IWP Professors
 
Prof. Poteat to discuss "Airborne Intelligence Collection" at the Spy Museum

Amb. Melady discusses religious freedom in Albania 

Dr. Pilon teaches at Summer Leadership Academy in Hungary  

 "Pussy Gone Riot," By Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

"The Kurdish challenge: Will the Western powers be able to take advantage of a new force in the Middle East power struggles?" By Prof. Norman A. Bailey 

Gen. Jajko comments on the Russian investigation following Smolensk  

Prof. Poteat interviewed on suspicious Smolensk Plane Crash  

Of Note

Randall Fort discusses cybersecurity challenges at IWP

Arzhang Davoodi, colleague of IWP research fellow Amir Abbas Fakhravar, faces imminent execution 

Arta Musaraj, Ph.D., shares her professional experience with IWP students   

IWP interns visit Laogai Museum and meet with founder Harry Wu  

Upcoming Events

A Dedication Ceremony - Remembering Professor Kelley
Friday, September 7, 6:00 PM

The Women Who Survived Communist Prisons
Friday, September 14, 1:30 PM 

The U.S. Constitution: Model for the World?
Monday, September 17, 4:30 PM

Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue in the Balkans
Thursday, September 27, 4:30 PM 

Symposium on US-Vatican Diplomatic Relations
Friday, September 28, 5:30 PM 

Philadelphian Sovereignty and American Foreign Policy
Thursday, October 4, 4:30 PM 

The Precipice of Nuclear Annihilation: Through the Eyes of the Cuban Missile Crisis - 50 Years Later
Friday, October 5, 6:00 PM 

Is Russia a Major Threat to America?
Thursday, October 25, 4:30 PM 

Fifth Annual Kosciuszko Chair Lecture
Saturday, November 3, 1:00 PM 

William Houser

In Memoriam: William D. Houser

The Institute of World Politics honors the memory of Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.) a longtime supporter of the school and a lifelong patriot who passed away this past February.

LTC Rick Ullian

IWP welcomes LTC Rick Ullian as a 2012-13 US Army War College Fellow


The Institute of World Politics welcomes LTC Rick Ullian as a 2012-13 US Army War College Fellow. While at IWP, LTC Ullian will participate in the academic life of the Institute and share his experience with IWP's faculty, students, and community. 


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