Prof. Sean Elliot Martin discusses forced mental transformation

On Friday, March 26th, The Institute of World Politics hosted a webinar entitled “The Process of Forced Mental Transformation and its Role in World Events,” led by Professor Sean Elliot Martin of Point Park University. This lecture covered ATOP, Prof. Martin’s theory of the psychological processes used to force mental transformation in individuals. About the…

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John Sano, Photo from Spycraft on Netflix

Netflix’s “Spycraft” features Prof. John Sano and alumnus Dr. David Charney

IWP Professor John Sano, alumnus Dr. David Charney, and several IWP guest speakers are featured in Netflix’s series Spycraft (released January 2021), which documents the most prolific covert technologies and operations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Professor John Sano appeared in three episodes, in which he commented on aspects of espionage from spy-handler communications to…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Amelia Whiteley

I knew interning with The Institute of World Politics would be a unique opportunity that would allow me to experience first-hand all its vast connections in the counterintelligence community. However, I did not expect the extent to which this internship has enhanced my knowledge and passion for national security or the incredible and accepting community…

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