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Dr. Michael Pillsbury to serve on Defense Policy Board

IWP professor Dr. Michael Pillsbury was recently appointed to serve as the Chair of the Defense Policy Board. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, “The Defense Policy Board was established to provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, independent, informed advice and opinions concerning matters of defense policy through the…

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Dr. Matt Daniels spreads human rights message to Spanish-speaking world

Through his nonprofit Good of All, IWP professor Dr. Matthew Daniels promotes human rights digitally and empowers digital natives to become online ambassadors for human rights principles. His YouTube channel, the Human Rights Network, has been posting videos promoting human rights primarily in English and Arabic. This fall, this channel added its first Spanish-language playlist.…

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IWP announces September 2021 Strategic Fellows Program

This September, The Institute of World Politics will hold its Strategic Fellows Program — an intensive two-week program focused on providing a guided introduction to the development of national security, policy and leadership techniques at the strategic tactical and operational level.  Class participants may include: U.S. and Allied company, field grade, and warrant officers U.S.…

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Jackie and Bruce Wieland

Jacqueline and Bruce Wieland create new Great Statesman Scholarship at IWP

IWP Trustee Jacqueline Wieland and her husband Bruce have made a five-year commitment to support IWP students through the Great Statesman Scholarship program. The new scholarship that they created will be named in honor of IWP’s Founder and President, Dr. John Lenczowski. Mr. and Mrs. Wieland became supporters of IWP after being introduced to Dr.…

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Mosul, Iraq - Old Town

IWP Professor launches major international human rights initiative

Above: Mosul, Old Town, photo by IWP student “Jane“ Dear Colleagues and Friends of IWP, Our IWP Professor Dr. Matt Daniels has created a major new human rights initiative and is launching it next Wednesday, December 9, with the endorsement of the State Department and officials representing Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Autonomous North and East…

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IWP Chancellor’s Council gathers for virtual meeting

On Wednesday, October 21, members of the IWP Chancellor’s Council gathered for a virtual meeting. Traditionally, Chancellor’s Council members gather annually at IWP’s campus in Washington, D.C. to hear presentations on national security and international affairs topics from students, alumni, and faculty. This meeting is typically followed by a reception and dinner. Due to the…

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Jacqueline T. Wieland joins the Board of Trustees

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce that Jacqueline T. Wieland (Jackie), has joined the Board of Trustees. Longtime IWP trustee Amb. Aldona Wos commented: “Jackie has over 35 years of experience in the finance sector balanced with extensive nonprofit and foundation work. Her father, a career Army Colonel who subsequently worked with…

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In Memoriam: Prof. Roger Fontaine

The Institute of World Politics mourns the loss of longtime Professor Roger Fontaine. Prof. Fontaine was one of the foremost authorities on Latin American affairs and U.S. relations with Latin America in the United States. He was one of a truly rare breed of national security-minded experts who never indulged in either the willful blindness…

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