Summaries of past extracurricular lectures at IWP may be found below. For more information, please see upcoming events at IWP, join our invitation list, or listen to our videos or podcasts.

William McCahill

William McCahill Describes the Generations of Leadership in China

On November 12th, Mr. William McCahill came to IWP to discuss the characteristics and the history behind China’s leadership. Mr. McCahill had a 25-year career in the Foreign Service where he worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing and held senior posts in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada. After retiring from the Foreign Service in…

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Ali Wyne discusses the construct of great-power competition

Mr. Ali Wyne came to The Institute of World Politics on November 8, 2019, as a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series, which was founded by IWP alumna Patricia Schouker. Mr. Wyne is a Washington D.C. based policy analyst for the RAND Corporation’s Defense and Political Sciences Department. Mr. Wyne started by discussing the…

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Stephen D. Eule discusses energy security risk assessment

Since the oil embargo of the 1970s, the United States has realized the importance of energy in its national security strategy. In a presentation at IWP on November 4, Stephen D. Eule examined the different dimensions of U.S. energy security and how they can be measured in the Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk, before…

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IWP hosts event on “Socialism Then and Now: Is it Poised for a Comeback?”

On Friday, November 15, IWP streamed a special day-long debate event examining the past, present, and future of Socialism/Communism. Sponsored by the Claremont Institute together with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and produced by the Imprimatur Group to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the program featured a morning…

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Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent examines the politicization of the Iran Deal

On Wednesday, October 2nd, Michael Pregent, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and former intelligence officer, came to IWP to speak on the topic of the misinformation surrounding the Iran nuclear deal and the Trump Administration. Though focused on the current situation in Iran, Mr. Pregent’s lecture sought to explore the larger question of how…

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Dr. Sujata Ashwarya discusses Israel’s energy security strategy

On Wednesday, September 18th, Dr. Sujata Ashwarya came to speak at IWP about Israel’s energy security and strategy. Dr. Ashwarya is an Associate Professor at the Centre for West Asian Studies [Middle Eastern], Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. She has her MPhil and Ph.D. in Western Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.…

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