In Memoriam: William D. Houser

The Institute of World Politics honors the memory of Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.) a longtime supporter of the school and a lifelong patriot who passed away this past February.  A member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1942, he went into naval aviation.

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Donor Spotlight: Meet Tidal McCoy

Tidal McCoy has supported IWP almost since its inception. Having spent 25 years in the national security field, he understands the importance of an excellent education for professionals in this field. When John Lenczowski was founding the school, Mr. McCoy found, “It was clear to me that this needed to be done.”

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Donor Spotlight: Meet IWP supporter George Higgs

You could say that George Higgs has lived the America dream.  He grew up in Milford, CT, and attended the Hopkins School and then Washington and Lee University, where he majored in political science. He launched a career in the health care industry, and formed a company promoting home health care, Carex, which he built…

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IWP Donor Spotlight: Meet Scott and Lannette Turicchi

IWP supporters Scott and Lannette Turicchi lead nonstop lives – Scott serves as President at j2 Global, Inc, a company which offers cloud services for businesses, and Lannette is President at Falling Upwards Productions LLC.  Between their jobs and their three children, Scott and Lannette find time to give back to their community. 

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Donor Spotlight: Bill and Renee Lickle

Bill and Renee became involved with the Institute after taking a trip to Russia with IWP president John Lenczowski and a group of other intellectuals in 1992 – right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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An innovative investor in the Institute: Meet Michael Maibach

Thirty years ago, when IWP supporter and student Michael Maibach was an undergraduate, his fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency (now the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress) helped spark a lifelong interest in politics and international affairs. Now, he’s enabled his fellow IWP graduate students to participate in…

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Russell Hitt: Builder of Bently Hall and benefactor today

If you have ever been inside IWP’s library building, you have seen the work of Russell Hitt’s company.  After Mr. Donald E. Bently purchased the Marlatt Mansion and its adjoining buildings, Hitt Contracting, Inc. conducted an historic restoration of what is now known as Bently Hall. 

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