Donor Spotlight: Bill and Renee Lickle

Bill and Renee became involved with the Institute after taking a trip to Russia with IWP president John Lenczowski and a group of other intellectuals in 1992 – right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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An innovative investor in the Institute: Meet Michael Maibach

Thirty years ago, when IWP supporter and student Michael Maibach was an undergraduate, his fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency (now the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress) helped spark a lifelong interest in politics and international affairs. Now, he’s enabled his fellow IWP graduate students to participate in…

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Russell Hitt: Builder of Bently Hall and benefactor today

If you have ever been inside IWP’s library building, you have seen the work of Russell Hitt’s company.  After Mr. Donald E. Bently purchased the Marlatt Mansion and its adjoining buildings, Hitt Contracting, Inc. conducted an historic restoration of what is now known as Bently Hall. 

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Supporter Tucker Andersen: Economic understanding is vital to national security

IWP supporter K. Tucker Andersen for years has had a passionate interest in economics, a field recognized by IWP as integrally connected with national security.  Tucker, who is a retired portfolio manager and security analyst, shares IWP’s philosophy on this connection, particularly in the recognition of the fact economic strength can mitigate threats to a nation and the need for the…

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Meet IWP supporter Laura Genero

IWP supporters understand the fact that we live in a dangerous world with a need to defend ourselves and that war should be avoided to the greatest extent possible through the use of all the instruments of statecraft.  How do our supporters come to this realization?  Some of them have attended IWP.  Some have educated…

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