Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride, RIP

Mrs. Bernice Gilbride called me one day some 15 years ago to let me know that she had a donation for the Institute of World Politics. “Marek,” she said in her usual composed, yet firm voice, “the German government has sent me a compensation check for slave labor and I’d like to write it over…

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In Memoriam: Jon Utley, IWP Supporter

Jon Utley, a supporter of The Institute of World Politics, dedicated his life to the preservation of freedom.  He was courageous in his views, never shying away from fighting for what he believed was right.  Mr. Utley passed away on March 22 at the age of 86.   Jon Utley was born in the Soviet Union in 1934. His…

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In Memoriam: Whitney MacMillan, IWP Supporter

The Institute of World Politics mourns the loss of our supporter Whitney MacMillan, who passed away on March 11, 2020, at the age of 90. Mr. MacMillan was born in Orono, Minnesota in 1929.  He attended Yale University, where his father told him to study the subjects that he would never get to study elsewhere.…

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Arthur and Freddie Stromberg

In Memoriam: Arthur H. Stromberg

The Institute of World Politics mourns the loss of benefactor and friend Arthur H. Stromberg, who passed away this February. IWP was introduced to Mr. Stromberg by longtime IWP supporters David and Lynzie Haynes at a seminar event Mr. & Mrs. Haynes helped to organize in 2013.  IWP President John Lenczowski was one of the…

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Meet Karen Armstrong: Dedicated community volunteer and IWP supporter

Having raised two boys, and among other volunteer activities, Karen currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Duke Cancer Institute, the Board of Directors for the Excellence Foundation for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Board of Advisors for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at…

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Donor Spotlight: Victor Bik

When Mr. Victor Bik of Sarasota, Florida, received a letter from Dr. John Lenczowski, he was struck by the similarity of the Bik and Lenczowski family experiences in German and Soviet-occupied Poland during the Second World War.

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In Memoriam: Richard (Zdzisław) Zakrzewski (1919-2013)

Nothing testifies to the grandness of an endeavor than a multigenerational effort of passing values down to the next torchbearers. And in the case of Richard Zakrzewski (11 November 1919-21 March 2013), who has just passed away, the method of transmission was The Institute of World Politics. Our school reflects his values, methods, goals, and…

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