Congratulations to the Class of 2014!
On May 17, The Institute of World Politics awarded 36 Master of Arts degrees and two Graduate Certificates to members of the Class of 2014. The Hon. Robert "Bud" McFarlane, National Security Advisor for President Reagan, gave the keynote address. IWP also honored Professor Emeritus Kenneth deGraffenreid and General Edward Rowny by awarding them Doctorates of Laws Honoris Causa.
Please click here to read remarks by Rebecca Buchheit, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014.
VIDEO: Remarks by John Lenczowski at Commencement
VIDEO: Keynote address by the Hon. Robert McFarlane
VIDEO: Professor Emeritus Ken deGraffenreid receives honorary doctorate
VIDEO: General Ed Rowny receives honorary doctorate
VIDEO: Remarks by Vice Chairman John Lovewell
IWP announces Joe C. Hayes Scholarships
The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce Joe C. Hayes Scholarships, which will be available for the 2014-15 school year.
These scholarships, which were established in Mr. Hayes' honor by his late wife Marjorie, will be for qualified students taking eight or more credits per semester, and will be in the amounts of $1,100 and $2,200 per semester.
"Joe and Margie rendered distinguished service to this country for many years," commented IWP President John Lenczowski. "Through their work at the U.S. Agency for International Development and their experience living in many places abroad, particularly Latin America, they became great authorities in cross cultural communication and cultural diplomacy. Joe and Margie worked on major foreign assistance programs that were an essential part of America's overall Cold War strategy. They are models of effective service for our students." Read more
William Webster and Larry Cosgriff join IWP Board; Chris Ruddy joins Advisory Board
The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Trustees: Former Director of the CIA and FBI William H. Webster and maritime industry expert Lawrence Cosgriff (IWP Class of 2007). The Institute is also pleased to welcome to its Advisory Board Chris Ruddy, CEO and president of Newsmax Media Inc., one of the nation's leading news media companies. Read more
Core curriculum is no empty shell: Why an IWP education is useful today and tomorrow
When education becomes too much like an assembly line for information, everyone loses: professors, employers, even society as a whole. But no one loses more than the student. After all, for an educational program to be of lasting significance in the life of an individual, it should transcend impermanent, transitory details and help the student attain a perspective for considering fundamental ideas and problems.
The Wall Street Journal recently noted a trend at business schools to recognize the need for thinking about the bigger picture, leading to some MBA students exploring business, capitalism, and other concepts in broader context by reading the works of Plato and Kant.
Since its founding, IWP has provided a similar classical and philosophical background for students pursuing an understanding of national security. Read more
Students and Alumni
Student Ambassador Program grows and formalizes during 2013-14 school year
Chris Runyan discusses US policy in Africa at IWP
Faculty and Fellows
2013-14 USAWC Fellows complete academic year at the Institute
On April 30, the Institute's 2013-14 US Army War College Fellows commemorated the completion of their academic year by presenting a special print to IWP. Founder and president of the Institute John Lenczowski expressed his appreciation for the Fellows' service to our country and participation in the academic life of IWP. He noted that the Fellows have a realistic understanding of what it takes to keep our country secure, and that their insights will be beneficial to the national security community. Read more
Prof. John Quattrocki discusses counterintelligence policy
IWP hosts book lecture for Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing, edited by Prof. Henry Sokolski
John Lenczowski discusses Russian propaganda on Voice of America's Press Conference USA
Prof. Paul Goble comments on Chechen involvement in Ukraine
Washington Times reviews Prof. Raymond Batvinis' book on Hoover's Secret War Against Axis Spies
New Indian regime looks promising for Israel, says Prof. Norman Bailey
"Use the Cold War playbook to keep Russia in line," by Prof. James Carafano
Stefan Halper quoted in article about Chinese political warfare
Dr. Chodakiewicz participates in Army War College War Games on Ukraine; Dr. Mastrapa attends as observer
Dancing with a dragon: Prof. Bailey comments on China's economy and conduct
"Why Moscow Desperately Wants a 'New Cold War' -- and Why There Isn't and Won't be One," by Prof. Paul Goble
Prof. Chris Harmon publishes Oxford Bibliography on Terrorism
Also of Note
Dr. Matthew Levitt discusses Hezbollah at IWP
Derrick Dortch interviews Mike Bruni on landing federal jobs
Vital Speeches publishes talk on religious freedom given by Knox Thames at IWP