Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! 

On May 17, The Institute of World Politics awarded 36 Master of Arts degrees and two Graduate Certificates to members of the Class of 2014.  The Hon. Robert "Bud" McFarlane, National Security Advisor for President Reagan, gave the keynote address. IWP also honored Professor Emeritus Kenneth deGraffenreid and General Edward Rowny by awarding them Doctorates of Laws Honoris Causa.  

Please click here to read remarks by Rebecca Buchheit, Valedictorian of the Class of 2014. 

YouTube LogoVIDEO: Remarks by John Lenczowski at Commencement 

YouTube Logo VIDEO: Keynote address by the Hon. Robert McFarlane 

YouTube Logo VIDEO: Professor Emeritus Ken deGraffenreid receives honorary doctorate

YouTube Logo VIDEO: General Ed Rowny receives honorary doctorate 

YouTube Logo VIDEO: Remarks by Vice Chairman John Lovewell  

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IWP announces Joe C. Hayes Scholarships

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce Joe C. Hayes Scholarships, which will be available for the 2014-15 school year.

These scholarships, which were established in Mr. Hayes' honor by his late wife Marjorie, will be for qualified students taking eight or more credits per semester, and will be in the amounts of $1,100 and $2,200 per semester.

"Joe and Margie rendered distinguished service to this country for many years," commented IWP President John Lenczowski. "Through their work at the U.S. Agency for International Development and their experience living in many places abroad, particularly Latin America, they became great authorities in cross cultural communication and cultural diplomacy. Joe and Margie worked on major foreign assistance programs that were an essential part of America's overall Cold War strategy. They are models of effective service for our students." Read more 

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William Webster and Larry Cosgriff join IWP Board; Chris Ruddy joins Advisory Board 

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Trustees: Former Director of the CIA and FBI William H. Webster and maritime industry expert Lawrence Cosgriff (IWP Class of 2007).  The Institute is also pleased to welcome to its Advisory Board Chris Ruddy, CEO and president of Newsmax Media Inc., one of the nation's leading news media companies. Read more 

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Core curriculum is no empty shell: Why an IWP education is useful today and tomorrow

When education becomes too much like an assembly line for information, everyone loses: professors, employers, even society as a whole. But no one loses more than the student. After all, for an educational program to be of lasting significance in the life of an individual, it should transcend impermanent, transitory details and help the student attain a perspective for considering fundamental ideas and problems.

The Wall Street Journal recently noted a trend at business schools to recognize the need for thinking about the bigger picture, leading to some MBA students exploring business, capitalism, and other concepts in broader context by reading the works of Plato and Kant.

Since its founding, IWP has provided a similar classical and philosophical background for students pursuing an understanding of national security. Read more

Students and Alumni

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Student Ambassador Program grows and formalizes during 2013-14 school year

Chris Runyan discusses US policy in Africa at IWP

Faculty and Fellows

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2013-14 USAWC Fellows complete academic year at the Institute 

On April 30, the Institute's 2013-14 US Army War College Fellows commemorated the completion of their academic year by presenting a special print to IWP. Founder and president of the Institute John Lenczowski expressed his appreciation for the Fellows' service to our country and participation in the academic life of IWP. He noted that the Fellows have a realistic understanding of what it takes to keep our country secure, and that their insights will be beneficial to the national security community. Read more 

Prof. John Quattrocki discusses counterintelligence policy  

YouTube Logo IWP hosts book lecture for Nuclear Weapons Materials Gone Missing, edited by Prof. Henry Sokolski 

John Lenczowski discusses Russian propaganda on Voice of America's Press Conference USA

Prof. Paul Goble comments on Chechen involvement in Ukraine

Washington Times reviews Prof. Raymond Batvinis' book on Hoover's Secret War Against Axis Spies

New Indian regime looks promising for Israel, says Prof. Norman Bailey 

"Use the Cold War playbook to keep Russia in line," by Prof. James Carafano

Stefan Halper quoted in article about Chinese political warfare

Dr. Chodakiewicz participates in Army War College War Games on Ukraine; Dr. Mastrapa attends as observer

Dancing with a dragon: Prof. Bailey comments on China's economy and conduct

"Why Moscow Desperately Wants a 'New Cold War' -- and Why There Isn't and Won't be One," by Prof. Paul Goble

Prof. Chris Harmon publishes Oxford Bibliography on Terrorism

Also of Note

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YouTube Logo Dr. Matthew Levitt discusses Hezbollah at IWP 

Derrick Dortch interviews Mike Bruni on landing federal jobs 

Vital Speeches publishes talk on religious freedom given by Knox Thames at IWP 

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Want to learn more about IWP?
Our next open house for prospective students will be on June 20.

Upcoming Events

Human Rights and US National Security Policy
Thursday, June 19

Book Lecture with Dr. Jack London: Character: The Ultimate Success Factor
Thursday, June 26

Open House for Prospective Students
Friday, June 20

Open House for IWP's Executive and Professional M.A. Programs 
Thursday, June 26 

New programs

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Learn more about our new Executive Master of Arts in National Security Affairs

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Learn more about our new Master of Arts in Strategic and International Studies (Professional)

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Learn more about our new Certificate in Conflict Prevention

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Learn more about our new Certificate in Corporate Statecraft 

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Learn more about Frontiers: Program in American Strategy and Statecraft

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Learn more about our new Strategic Fellows Program

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