Thoughts from IWP Interim President Amb. Aldona Woś may be found below. Speeches and writings from Dr. James Anderson’s and Dr. John Lenczowski’s tenures as President may also be found here.

Amb. Aldona Wos speaking at IWP Commencement

Commencement remarks by Interim President Amb. Aldona Woś

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. And good morning, graduates. Congratulations on the hard work, commitment, and perseverance that led you here. Thank you to the parents, spouses, and friends who have supported you. Thank you to the devoted professors who continue to impart their years of professional wisdom to each student. Thank you to the…

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Hon. James H. Anderson

Inaugural Address by Hon. James H. Anderson, Ph.D., President of IWP

Hon. James H. Anderson gave an inaugural address after a formal inauguration ceremony installing him as the second President of The Institute of World Politics. The inauguration ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Read more about the Inauguration Videos from the Inauguration

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John Lenczowski, Commencement

Letter to the Class of 2021 from the President

Dear Members of the Class of 2021: Congratulations on completing your course of study at IWP! As you go out into the world, armed with knowledge from your studies at the Institute, I would like to share a few thoughts. There are few people who have studied all the arts of statecraft and their integration…

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John Lenczowski Commencement

Letter to the Class of 2020 from the President

Dear Members of the Class of 2020,  Congratulations in advance on the completion of your graduate degrees! I wish that we could have been together this week to celebrate this tremendous achievement in person.   As you begin or continue in your professional careers, I hope that the lessons you learned at IWP will serve you well and make you…

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Our defense posture is weak, and not just because of the sequester

As we witness almost daily the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, where with sickening regularity, we learn reports of another 60 innocent people being killed by terrorist bombings, one is prompted to reflect about how our government establishes its priorities for the defense of our country.  Although the news from Afghanistan is not as disturbing,…

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