Active Measures 2020 Cover

Student journal Active Measures is now available online

The fifth volume of Active Measures, a student-run journal, is now available online. The name of the journal refers to a set of influence operations and propaganda – disinformation and deception – used by the Soviet Union to persuade and to have a strategic impact. The journal was founded in 2012 by a group of…

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Book Donation from Dennis Staszak Sept 2020

IWP alumnus and FBI veteran donates nearly 400 books to IWP

Former IWP student Dennis Staszak has generously given nearly 400 books on national security, statecraft, counterintelligence, international security, and the economics of national security to the IWP library. A 33-year veteran of the FBI and former Deputy Unit Chief of the FBI’s Foreign Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Training Unit, Mr. Staszak studied at IWP before the…

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Mark Beall at IWP Commencement

IWP alumnus helps lead international AI partnership between 13 countries

Mark Beall (IWP Class of 2009) is currently serving as head of strategic engagement and policy at the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). JAIC recently brought together a coalition of 13 countries to discuss ethics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the military. JAIC hosted an international virtual forum, calling it the AI…

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IWP alumnus hosts webinar on Kosovo-Serbia meeting

Ryan Scherba (IWP Class of 2019) of Balkan Insider hosted a webinar with Serbia’s Chief Negotiator for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Mr. Marko Djuric. Mr. Djuric gave an inside perspective on some of the signed documents and discussions from Washington, D.C. that took place in early September. Mr. Djuric discussed the fact that Serbian President Aleksandar…

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Alumnus wins two prestigious awards for counterintelligence work

This month, an IWP alumnus has received two prestigious awards: one for Best Collector in the Department of Defense (DoD), and one for Best Counterintelligence Team in DoD. His IWP education has contributed significantly to this alumnus’ ability to obtain and maximize strategic intelligence. These efforts ranged from disrupting adversarial networks to neutralizing blackmail, and…

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Orientation August 2020

IWP begins fall semester with largest new doctoral class

Above: Students at IWP’s virtual orientation in August.  This semester, The Institute of World Politics welcomed a class of 121 students, including 37 new students and 84 returning students. This class exceeded the predicted enrollment for the fall. This fall class also includes 7 new doctoral candidates in the Doctor of Statecraft and National Security…

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