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. Richard J. Bishirjian

Panel discusses historical examples of countries being lost

On June 13th, 2019, The Institute of World Politics hosted a panel discussion entitled “Loss of Country,” co-sponsored by the American Academy of Distance Learning. Panelists Dr. John Tierney, Jr., Dr. Richard Bishirjian, and Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz discussed three historical examples of countries being lost. The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China Dr. Bishirjian was the…

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Daniel P. Ahn

Dr. Daniel Ahn discusses the economic impact of targeted sanctions

On February 15th, 2019, The Institute of World Politics hosted a talk with Dr. Daniel P. Ahn, advisor to the U.S. government, senior advisor at the Rapidan Energy group, and Lecturer at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Ahn presented his findings in a lecture titled “The Economics of Targeted Sanctions” and introduced…

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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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