The Arts of Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, 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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Over 90% of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest.

Pie chart depicts industries of employment of the IWP class of 2020. From greatest percentage to least percentage: U.S. government agencies, federal/defense contractors, not reported, business, military, non-profit, other, embassy/foreign government
Class of 2020 Employment

Applications are open for the fall 2022 semester

Learn from scholar practitioners at the only graduate school of national security and international affairs where you will be exposed to all the arts of statecraft.

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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

IWP’s classes will be conducted virtually during most of January 2022, and in-person classes will resume on Monday, January 31, 2022.

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Latest News

Nathan Hodge becomes first graduate of IWP’s doctoral program

January 10, 2022

On December 31, 2021, IWP conferred its first Doctorate of Statecraft and National Security Affairs on Nathan E. Hodge. IWP launched the Doctor of Statecraft and National Security (DSNS) program in January 2018, largely in response to interest from the alumni community. Geared towards national security professionals, this degree avoids extreme specialization in favor of…

IWP student Gillian Hand receives scholarships from NMIF and AFIO

January 12, 2022

Gillian Hand, a current IWP student, has been awarded the National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Merit Scholarship, as well as a scholarship from the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). Gillian first started at IWP in 2020 as an intern, where she researched the threat of ISIS and its continuing operations. Since then, she has…

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