IWP welcomes speakers to discuss specific issues in foreign policy and national security. Commencement speeches and other remarks made at IWP events may also be found here.

Amb. Aldona Wos speaking at IWP Commencement

Commencement remarks by Interim President Amb. Aldona Woś

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. And good morning, graduates. Congratulations on the hard work, commitment, and perseverance that led you here. Thank you to the parents, spouses, and friends who have supported you. Thank you to the devoted professors who continue to impart their years of professional wisdom to each student. Thank you to the…

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Victor Davis Hanson speaking at IWP Commencement

Remarks by Victor Davis Hanson at IWP Commencement 2022

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson gave the following keynote address at IWP Commencement on May 14, 2022.  Thank you very much to The Institute of World Politics, and congratulations to all the graduates today. The nation and the world are in dire need of you graduates, Class of 2022 – your expertise, your commitment, your common…

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Remarks by Lady Blanka Rosenstiel at 2021 Commencement

The Institute of World Politics honored Lady Blanka Rosenstiel with a Doctorate of Laws Honoris Causa at its Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on September 11, 2021. After an introduction by IWP Founder, President Emeritus, and Chancellor Dr. John Lenczowski, Lady Blanka delivered the following remarks.  Dear Graduates, Esteemed Ladies and…

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U.S. Strategy for the Growing China Threat

  On October 18, 2019, the Defense Forum Foundation hosted its Congressional Defense and Foreign Policy Forum on Capitol Hill. Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder and President of IWP, addressed the Chinese threat to the U.S. and what must be done to develop a comprehensive integrated strategy. A transcript of the event is below. Suzanne Scholte:…

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2018 Valedictory Remarks by CPT (P) Gregory Abide

Good morning Secretary Mattis, Vice Chairman Lovewell, President Lenczowski, Dr. Bradley, graduates, faculty, trustees, students, alumni, family, and friends. Thank you for joining us today in celebrating the achievements of The Institute of World Politics Class of 2018.

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Commencement Address 2018 by John Lenczowski

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen.  I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the life of our school: our Trustees, benefactors, faculty and guest lecturers, staff and interns, friends and helpers, our students and alumni, and the spouses and families of those who work for our cause and study here.

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Remarks by Secretary of Defense James Mattis at IWP Commencement

Introduction of U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis by John Lenczowski at The Institute of World Politics Commencement May 18, 2018 It is my great pleasure to introduce to you our keynote speaker, current Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Secretary Mattis has served for more than four decades in uniform. He has commanded Marines…

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