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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.

IWP’s Mission

97% of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest.

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Class of 2021 Employment

Applications are open for the summer 2023 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.

IWP Admissions

Latest News

Dr. Nathan Hodge joins IWP to teach Geospatial Intelligence

January 9, 2023

Dr. Nathan Hodge, who currently serves as a Senior Intelligence Officer on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has joined the IWP faculty to teach a new course on Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). This two-credit course (IWP 701) will be offered on Tuesday evenings from February 28 to April 25. The course examines Geospatial Intelligence as…

Building Strategic Alliances: Priscilla Zozaya (’15)

January 13, 2023

“For me, there is a life before, and a life after IWP, for which I am very grateful… I got to study what I really wanted and apply it in real life.” Priscilla Zozaya (’15) is passionate about helping businesses and governments work together. Here, Priscilla describes her work in building alliances, from her first…

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