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Two IWP professors to speak on communicating with policymakers

By Cole Speidel

Publication Date: Monday, July 24, 2017

On 12 September 2017, IWP professors Joshua Muravchik and David Glancy will participate in the Political Studies Association (PSA) Politics and Policy in Southeast Asia Specialist Group's event entitled "Bridging the Gaps: Informing Policy-Makers -- Engaging with a Non-Academic Audience."  {read more}

IWP faculty and alumni contribute to Guide to the Study of Intelligence

By Pryce Albury

Publication Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Several IWP alumni and faculty members contriburted to the Association of Former Intelligence Officers' Guide to the Study of Intelligence,which was designed and written with the goal in mind of helping instructors teach about the field of intelligence.   {read more}

IWP launches National Security Leadership Challenge

Publication Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

This summer IWP has launched a fundraising challenge – The National Security Leadership Challenge – which aims to fulfill a critical part of the school’s five-year Strategic Plan goal of increasing enrollment from 125 to 250.   {read more}

Administrative state threatens freedom

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For some time, the greatest threat to "we, the People" has been the administrative state, a perversion of constitutional self-government. Essentially a state within a state, it substitutes rulemaking by bureaucrats for legislation passed by elected representatives in accordance with the constitutional process.  {read more}

A presentation on why homeschooling in Russia is on the rise

By Brianna Bishop and Hanna Hansen

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On June 6, 2017 the Institute of World Politics welcomed Lauren Lee Mitchell for a presentation on the topic of "Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling's Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia". This lecture explored the causes of the rise in Russia's increased enrollment in homeschooling. Ms. Mitchell began by explaining Russia's rich tradition of family education, which was used as a tool for preserving "Russianness" in children. However, under the Soviet Union, homeschooling was strictly forbidden, as the state wanted to use education as a tool to indoctrinate children uniformly. With the fall of the Soviet Union, family education made its return.  {read more}

Maher Gabra speaks on Islamism and intolerance in the Middle East

By Eric Calvo; Tristan DeWitt

Edited by Kevin Dunne

Publication Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

On June 7th, 2017, Maher Gabra delivered a guest lecture at the Institute of World Politics on the teaching of political Islam and how it needs to change. Mr. Gabra began by discussing the surge in terrorism throughout the world and raised the question as to why people commit themselves to these acts. He posited that growing up in a radicalized culture changes the way one thinks, regardless of whether one faces political or economic marginalization. To illustrate his argument, he gave concrete examples of recent violent extremists. The core of his argument is that Islamist ideology pervades societies like Egypt and causes otherwise well-off Muslims to form and join terrorist groups.     {read more}

Co-Director of AEI's Program on Financial Policy Studies highlights key points from his book

By Charles Henderson

Publication Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

On June 23, 2017, at The Institute of World Politics, Peter J. Wallison gave a lecture about his book, Hidden In Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again. In this book lecture, Wallison described what really caused the Financial Crisis of 2008. Wallison was a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), a commission appointed by Congress to investigate and determine the causes of the Financial Crisis. However, he explained that he dissented from the commission's report, primarily because he disagreed with the report's explanation of what caused the crisis. In the official report, the FCIC blamed the crisis on excessive risk taking and greed, leading the American public to believe that the private sector caused the problem. The report did not provide substantial evidence for this explanation. In fact, the FCIC was given data that was left out of their final report. Wallison's book utilized the data that was not included in the FCIC report in order to show a clearer picture of what actually caused the crisis.   {read more}

IWP student creates video review on political oppression in Saudi Arabia

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An IWP student recently created a video review on political oppression in Saudi Arabia. He exposes the massive inequality in the country and calls the façade of opulence touted by the House of Saud a "Kingdom Built on Sand."  {read more}

IWP at Oxford: Summer of 2017

Publication Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

For the summer semester of 2017, sixteen students from IWP had the privilege of traveling to, and studying at the prestigious academic institution of Oxford University.  Over the past few years IWP has built a strong relationship with Oxford and the Washington International Studies Council, the organization that offers and facilitates the Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP).   {read more}

Alumnus Spotlight: Major Jeff Brewer, USMC Intelligence Officer

Publication Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

In this interview, we speak with Major Jeff Brewer, IWP Class of 2014. Major Brewer is an intelligence officer with the US Marine Corps.  {read more}

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