Speeches & Lectures

CIA veteran Burton Gerber speaks to interns

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

IWP interns were fortunate to have a lecture by one of the Central Intelligence Agency's finest, Burton Gerber. Mr. Gerber served with the CIA for 39 years as a case officer and Chief of Station in three communist countries. He currently is a professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies.  {read more}

Nuclear policy expert speaks to interns about strategic bombing

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In his recent lecture to IWP interns entitled "Strategic Bombing; the Nuclear Revolution, and City-Busting," Professor Sokolski examined the historical, technical, and ethical questions of strategic bombing of cities.  {read more}

Ambassador Vincent Obsitnik discusses Slovakia at IWP

Publication Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010

On July 22nd, Ambassador Vince Obsitnik, former U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic, spoke at IWP.  The topic of his discussion was "Slovakia: Past and Future."  {read more}

Burton Gerber discusses the ethics of intelligence at IWP

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 39-year CIA veteran Burton Gerber delivered a lecture on "The Ethics of Intelligence: During the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism" to an audience of IWP students, interns, and friends.  {read more}

The historical significance of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising

Publication Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004

Professor Walter Jajko discusses the consequences and meaning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis. He gave these remarks, published by the Polish Academy of Sciences' quarterly journal, Dialogue and Univeralism, at the pre-screening of a CNN documentary on the uprising at IWP on June 3, 2004.  {read more}

Professor warned not to abolish police intelligence units - in 1977

Romerstein cited dangers of international terrorism

Publication Date: November 15, 1977

City and state police intelligence units were important tools for fighting violent extremist groups, yet by the late 1970s most were being abolished. Professor Herbert Romerstein, then a congressional investigator, warned the New York legislature in 1977 not to do away with the intelligence units, citing the dangers of international terrorism.  {read more}

Terrorism: Policies, Strategies, Countermeasures

Pre-9/11 lecture at the National War College

By Christopher C. Harmon

Publication Date: January 16, 2001

This is the text of a lecture given January 16, 2001, at the Naval War College in Newport R.I. for the opening of a conference on the threat of chemical and biological weapons.  {read more}

Impediments to effective counterintelligence and counterterrorism

Conference on Counterintelligence: Reform for a Critical National Capability

Publication Date: October 1-3, 2003

The FBI and other counterterrorism agencies were weakened deliberately by acts of Congress in the 1970s. Professor Herbert Romerstein explains in remarks he delivered at a conference on Counterintelligence: Reform for a Critical National Capability, cosponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Institute of World Politics in 2003.  {read more}

Can we win the war against terrorism?

Conference on Intelligence Requirements for the 21st Century

Publication Date: October 29, 2002

Can we win the war on terrorism if political correctness skews intelligence analysis? Professor Romerstein discusses the issue at IWP's conference on Intelligence Requirements for the 21st Century in October 2002.  {read more}

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