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China Asia Program

IWP’s China Asia Program is a new initiative that encompasses academic courses, extracurricular lectures, and research about China and Asia, as well as partnerships with academic institutions in the allied countries in the region of Northeast Asia. Through these partnerships, IWP will invite Asian students to participate in IWP’s master’s and doctoral programs and provide IWP students with study-abroad opportunities in those Asian allied countries.

Dr. Amanda Won is the Director of The Institute of World Politics’ (IWP) China/Asia Program. In May 2022, she received a Doctor of Statecraft and National Security (DSNS) degree from IWP. Under the program, she manages the China Lecture Series and is also the founder of IWP’s Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS), through which diverse scholar-practitioners have presented their expertise on Asia, including intelligence officers from the CIA, FBI, DoD, and ODNI.

Amanda has published several articles on North Korean espionage and lectured on topics of North Korean as well as Chinese espionage at several academic institutions, including the Citadel, the National Intelligence University, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center, and the U.S. Army War College. As the Director of the China/Asia Program, Amanda developed and managed international connections with foreign diplomatic and research organizations – such as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.

Amanda holds an M.P.S. in Arts and Cultural Management from the Pratt Institute in New York and an M.A. in Government (with a specialization in National Security Studies) from Johns Hopkins University.

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