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Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning

Academic Program

Continuing Education Program & Auditors

The Institute welcomes applicants who demonstrate a serious interest in the study of national security and international affairs, but do not need a certificate or degree. Students have the option of enrolling in courses for credit or as auditors (non-credit). 

Professional Program

Cyber Intelligence Initiative

The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative is an executive education program of The Institute of World Politics. Ci2 was designed by business leaders and national security experts to help practitioners and companies better understand how to use intelligence to develop policies and operations that proactively increase security and reduce business risk.

Professional Program


In Washington, D.C., many professionals begin their careers as interns. Interns regularly include college students, recent graduates and even those who have held professional positions, but are looking to move to a new field. IWP offers a stimulating academic environment, a chance to be a part of a graduate school team, the opportunity to audit a graduate course free of charge and the occasion to be close to Washington scholar-practitioners.

Academic Program

Language Study

IWP offers language study in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, and Greek.

Professional Program

Navy Special Warfare Veteran Fellows Program

In recognition of the Navy Special Warfare Veteran community’s contributions and sacrifice, The Institute of World Politics has established the IWP Naval Special Warfare Veteran Fellows program for NSW veterans. This immersive one-to-two semester program in Washington, D.C. is designed to prepare veteran operators for their next chapter, whether it be in public service, the private sector, or academia.

Professional Program

Strategic Leadership Seminar

The IWP Strategic Leadership Seminar is an intensive, customized one-week program for government, military, corporate, and NGO leadership. The Seminar is held on the IWP campus at 1521 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C.