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 are being held in person at both the Washington, D.C. and Reston campuses.

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Latest News

Amb. Aldona Woś, M.D. appointed Interim President of IWP

March 3, 2022

Amb. Aldona Woś, M.D. was appointed Interim President of The Institute of World Politics following the resignation of Dr. James Anderson on February 19. Amb. Woś has served as U.S. Ambassador to Estonia where she conducted pathbreaking work in public diplomacy.  In recognition of her extraordinary achievements, IWP conferred upon her an Honorary Doctorate.  Originally…

IWP launches opportunity to study abroad in Greece

March 3, 2022

IWP, in cooperation with the Mycenean Foundation, is launching a study-abroad opportunity in Greece, beginning in July 2022. During this four-week trip, IWP students will stay in the seaside town of Nafplio, where two IWP classes will be offered. They will also tour some of the great cultural sites in Greece and meet with senior…

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