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Foreign embassy professional benefits from Cyber Intelligence Initiative program at IWP

IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) comprises a series of lectures and skill-building workshops that help individuals understand the relationship between cyberspace and intelligence, counterintelligence, and national security. An assistant defense and naval attaché at a foreign embassy, “Brian,”* is the first person to have completed the entire program. Brian came to the program with a…

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Three longtime staff members receive promotions

IWP is pleased to announce that three members of the IWP administration have been promoted this month based on continued success in their roles. Jason Johnsrud has been promoted to the role of Dean of Students and Senior Vice President. Jason has worked at IWP since January 2000, where he has been serving as one…

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Luanne Zurlo joins the IWP Board of Trustees

IWP is pleased to welcome Luanne D. Zurlo as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Ms. Zurlo is the Executive Director and General Partner of Seton Education Partners, where she leads the Brilla Charter School Network and the El Camino afterschool Catholic faith program in the Bronx. Prior to joining Seton, Luanne was…

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IWP alumnus and professor speak at event on the South Caucasus

On February 2, 2021, U.S Army Cultural and Area Studies Office Command and General Staff College presented an event named “Geopolitics and Great Power Competition in the South Caucasus.” It was hosted virtually at the Lewis and Clark Center in Fort Leavenworth Kansas.  This event was organized and mediated by former IWP student Dr. Mahir…

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Dr. Norman Bailey edits book on the facilitators of terrorist and criminal networks

IWP professor Dr. Norman Bailey’s new book, Servants of the Devil: The Facilitators of the Criminal and Terrorist Networks, will be released this month. This book, which was edited by Dr. Bailey and Bernard Touboul, serves to warn high-ranking officials – security authorities, government officials, businesses, and financial leaders – that terrorist and criminal networks…

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Prof. Al Santoli

Prof. Al Santoli teaches cultural intelligence and its applications

Albert Santoli, founder and president of the non-profit Asia America Initiative (AAI), uses his extensive professional experience as a basis for the courses he teaches at IWP: Peace, Strategy, and Conflict Resolution (IWP 625), Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis (IWP 640), and Counterterrorism through Cultural Engagement and Development (IWP 670). His unique background informs…

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John Sano, Photo from Spycraft on Netflix

Netflix’s “Spycraft” features Prof. John Sano and alumnus Dr. David Charney

IWP Professor John Sano, alumnus Dr. David Charney, and several IWP guest speakers are featured in Netflix’s series Spycraft (released January 2021), which documents the most prolific covert technologies and operations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Professor John Sano appeared in three episodes, in which he commented on aspects of espionage from spy-handler communications to…

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John Jay

IWP launches John Jay Legacy Society

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce the newly-launched John Jay Legacy Society. The Society is made up of those who have made a planned gift to the Institute, for example, including IWP in their will; funding their estate gift with appreciated stocks, securities, bonds, or annuities; making us the beneficiary of retirement…

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IWP to hold virtual open house on January 25

IWP will be holding a virtual panel discussion about our unique graduate programs in the areas of National Security, Intelligence, and International Affairs on Monday, January 25 at 5:30 PM .  All those interested in IWP’s application and admission process are welcome to attend. Learn more/Register

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