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Iman Riddick

Iman Riddick joins IWP as Registrar and Assistant Dean

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome a new Registrar and Assistant Dean, Iman Riddick. Iman comes to IWP with over 15 years of experience in managing higher education services. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director – Enrollment Services (and previously Assistant Registrar – Enrollment Services) at Johns Hopkins University’s Center…

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Classes of 2020 and 2021 at Commencement

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Institute of World Politics celebrated Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.. 54 graduates were in attendance to be recognized for their Master’s degrees. Many of the graduates are already putting their degrees to use across the national security, intelligence, and…

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Dr. James S. Robbins

Dr. James S. Robbins joins IWP faculty

This fall, Dr. James S. Robbins has joined the IWP faculty to co-teach International Relations, Statecraft, and Integrated Strategy (IWP 627). Dr. Robbins is a national security columnist for USA Today and Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. Dr. Robbins is a former special assistant in the Office of…

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Tim McCranor

Dr. Timothy McCranor (’12) to join adjunct faculty

Dr. Timothy McCranor, who graduated from IWP with an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs in 2012 and who has been serving as IWP’s Academic Advising and Success Specialist since 2020, will join the adjunct faculty this fall. He will teach IWP’s course on Public Diplomacy and the online course on Ideas and Values…

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Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.)

Dr. Robert Spalding joins IWP as Research Professor

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.) as a Research Professor. “We are very pleased to welcome Rob to IWP, and we look forward to his contributions to our academic community,” said IWP Dean of Academics Dr. Frank Marlo. Dr. Spalding is currently the…

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Prof. Aaron Danis to teach new course on domestic counterterrorism

This fall, IWP will offer a new two-credit course entitled American Domestic Terrorism in the Modern Era (IWP 695). It will be taught by Aaron Danis, a career terrorism and counterterrorism specialist and adjunct faculty member at IWP. Prof. Danis commented: “This course is being offered this fall in lieu of the regular IWP 633…

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Isel Perez-Castellanos joins IWP as Director of Finance

IWP is very pleased to welcome a new Director of Finance: Isel Perez-Castellanos. Isel comes to IWP with 15 years of experience in nonprofit accounting and financial leadership and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. She has done accounting work for multiple nonprofits in Washington, D.C.…

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A view from the Reagan Ranch

A Visit to Ronald Reagan’s “Ranch in the Sky”

The Silicon Valley Chancellor’s Council visits the Reagan Ranch near Santa Barbara. Who was Ronald Reagan, really?  On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, 2021, a group of 21 Chancellor’s Council members and IWP officers got a window into the character and personality of our 40th President, when they toured his idyllic Rancho del…

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