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.
On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 39-year CIA veteran Burton Gerber delivered a lecture on “The Ethics of Intelligence: During the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism” to an audience of IWP students, interns, and friends.Read More ›
A version of this paper was delivered at the Roundtable Discussion on “The Polish Transition: Lessons for Cuba” at the Olga and Carlos Saladrigas Hall at Casa Bacardi, Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, on February 13, 2006. I devoted my remarks to the struggle of Guillermo Farinas on hunger strike in…Read More ›
Professor Walter Jajko discusses the consequences and meaning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis. He gave these remarks, published by the Polish Academy of Sciences’ quarterly journal, Dialogue and Univeralism, at the pre-screening of a CNN documentary on the uprising at IWP on June 3, 2004.Read More ›
City and state police intelligence units were important tools for fighting violent extremist groups, yet by the late 1970s most were being abolished. Professor Herbert Romerstein, then a congressional investigator, warned the New York legislature in 1977 not to do away with the intelligence units, citing the dangers of international terrorism.Read More ›
The FBI and other counterterrorism agencies were weakened deliberately by acts of Congress in the 1970s. Professor Herbert Romerstein explains in remarks he delivered at a conference on Counterintelligence: Reform for a Critical National Capability, cosponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Institute of World Politics in 2003.Read More ›