The Arts of Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs.

What Makes IWP Unique

IWP teaches all the instruments of statecraft — diplomacy, military strategy, opinion formation, public diplomacy, intelligence, counterintelligence, economic strategy, and the principles of leadership — the coordinated use of which can improve national security while reducing the potential for war.

This curriculum is complemented by an emphasis on American history and founding principles, the critical importance of moral leadership, and a realistic appraisal of the global strategic environment, as taught by the nation’s leading faculty of scholar practitioners.

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Latest News

Meet the 2019-20 Student Government Association Officers

July 17, 2019

This past spring, IWP students elected officers for the 2019-20 Student Government Association Board. The officers began their duties on May 19, and will continue until Commencement on May 18, 2020. President: Jennifer W. Jennifer was born and raised in Chicago.  She attended Villanova University where she majored in History and Humanities before enrolling at The…

The tragic cycle of genocide denial has returned: This time, Nigeria

July 12, 2019 By Matthew Daniels

The Age of Terrorism that is now upon us has proven to be the greatest modern challenge to the legitimacy of all governments and international organizations who claim a commitment to human rights. Nowhere is this more evident today than in Nigeria, where terrorist violence and mass slaughter by Islamist groups are reaching genocidal proportions. When President…

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