The Arts of Statecraft

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

The critical mission of IWP doesn't stop because of COVID-19

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During times of crisis, it is important to understand fully all the tools of statecraft and their integration in order to ensure our national security will endure through every challenge.

We offer academic programs in national security, international affairs, and intelligence.

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Resources Related to the Coronavirus

The health and welfare of our students continue to be IWP’s highest priority. IWP has compiled some resources on COVID-19 and the school’s response.

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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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Applications are open for the summer 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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Latest News

Semaj McDowell: Podcaster, Program Analyst, and IWP M.A. Candidate

December 10, 2020

Though typically he is the one interviewing people for his geopolitical podcast, IWP student Semaj McDowell took some time to answer our questions about his experience thus far at IWP. He told us about his interest in international politics, his internship at IWP, and how his experience as a student has led to successful job…

Jacqueline and Bruce Wieland create new Great Statesman Scholarship at IWP

December 4, 2020

IWP Trustee Jacqueline Wieland and her husband Bruce have made a five-year commitment to support IWP students through the Great Statesman Scholarship program. The new scholarship that they created will be named in honor of IWP’s Founder and President, Dr. John Lenczowski. Mr. and Mrs. Wieland became supporters of IWP after being introduced to Dr.…

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