This fall, a new course offered at The Institute of World Politics will introduce a groundbreaking field of study, one that examines the symbiotic relationship between the U.S. Government and industry--the public-private partnership--which has become the cornerstone of U.S. national security in the 21st Century.
"Many thanks must go to Michelle Watson Roscitt, an IWP student and former telecom executive who contributed the idea of having a program that would help corporations who are doing global business to be more effective, both in achieving their own business objectives, as well as the U.S. national interest," says IWP founder and president John Lenczowski.
This course will examine the indispensable role of the private sector in support of U.S. national security, from the founding of our Republic through the present day. In this course, students will examine the contributions of the private sector in support of U.S. diplomacy, the intelligence community, national defense and of course our economy.
"A broader and deeper understanding of this partnership will provide tomorrow's leaders and strategic thinkers with the insights to operate more effectively," comments Prof. S. John Tsagronis, who will teach the course this fall.
Corporate Statecraft will be the flagship course of a new program under the same name which will also address the challenges that private companies face in working with foreign governments and foreign cultures, as well as effective partnerships with the U.S. government.