Past Events

The First Battle of the Second World War: Dr. Chodakiewicz delivers the Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture on the defense of Westerplatte

Publication Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Second World War began with the Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland. The German siege of Westerplatte was the first battle in that long and bloody conflict. In spite of immense technological and numerical superiority enjoyed by the forces of the Third Reich, the invaders required an entire week (September 1-7, 1939) to subdue the small Polish garrison defending a supply depot on the Westerplatte Peninsula in the Free City of Gdańsk/Danzig.  {read more}

General Thomas Draude discusses information operations

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On October 1, Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret.) gave a lecture on "Successfully Conducting Information, Psychological, and Military Deception Operations" at The Institute of World Politics.  {read more}

Dr. Larry Wortzel discusses Chinese military strategy

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dr. Larry M. Wortzel, who serves on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, gave a lecture at IWP on "China: National Strategy and People's Liberation Army Military Strategy" on September 24, 2013.  {read more}

Timothy Beardson discusses the challenges facing China today

Publication Date: Monday, September 23, 2013

On September 18, Timothy Beardson visited The Institute of World Politics to give a lecture on his new book, Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future. The book describes the various challenges that China faces today, including political, economic, social, and environmental factors.    {read more}

Dr. Randall Bowdish discusses shock, awe, and terrorism

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dr. Randall G. Bowdish, a retired Navy captain with a Ph.D. in Political Science, gave a lecture on "Shock, Awe and Terrorism: Psychological factors behind terror attacks" at The Institute of World Politics on September 17, 2013.  {read more}

New Vatican Ambassador visits IWP

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On September 13, The Institute of World Politics was honored to host a reception for Ambassador to the Holy See, Ken Hackett. Amb. Hackett was appointed by President Obama this summer, and previously had served as President of Catholic Relief Services for 18 years.   {read more}

IWP celebrates Constitution Day with annual lecture

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

On September 16, 2013, The Institute of World Politics welcomed General Jack Nicholson for the annual Constitution Day Lecture. General Nicholson chose the topic of Patriotism for his discussion around Constitution Day.  {read more}

Prof. Raymond Batvinis discusses "Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire"

Publication Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Friday April 19, 2013, Prof. Raymond Batvinis delivered the Third Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture on the topic of "Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire."  {read more}

The Kosciuszko Chair holds its Third Annual Spring Symposium

Publication Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On Saturday, 6 April, the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics hosted its Third Annual Spring Symposium. The event's theme was geopolitical: "Between Russia and Germany: Poland and the Future."  {read more}

Vilen Khlgatyan discusses the petro-politics of Azerbaijan

Publication Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

On Wednesday, March 20, as part of the ongoing lecture series on the Intermarium region, which is hosted by IWP's Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, IWP student Mr. Vilen Khlgatyan delivered a lecture on the "Petro-politics of Azerbaijan."  {read more}

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