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.

Dr. Joshua Muravchik discusses his new book on socialism

On April 24th, 2019, The Institute of World Politics Adjunct Professor Dr. Joshua Muravchik delivered a lecture on his new book, Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism, to the public. Professor Muravchik began his presentation by first reflecting on the political prominence of socialism throughout history. Socialism, Professor Muravchik explained, “Did more…

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Making the Chinese Communist Party Mad

On Monday, March 11th, Mr. Chen Guangcheng, a human rights activist from China, known as “the barefoot lawyer,” gave a lecture entitled “China: Kidnapped by the Communist Party” at The Institute of World Politics. Mr. Chen described his human rights work and discussed the realities of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Steven VanRoekel describes the United States’ role in the 2014-2015 Ebola crisis

On February 11, 2019, The Institute of World Politics hosted Steven VanRoekel, the Chief Operating Officer of the Rockefeller Foundation for a lecture entitled “Diplomacy Through Aid: The 2014-2015 West African Ebola Epidemic.” In the talk, Mr. VanRoekel recounted his experience working as the Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development during…

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