PASS:PORT Inaugural Class, June 2013

Inaugural 2012-2013 PASS:PORT series concludes with capstone session

The Professional Advancement for Security Strategists: Program on Reducing Threats (PASS:PORT) celebrated the completion of its inaugural year on Sunday, June 2.

Through the course of the May 31 to June 2 weekend, participants prepared and presented their capstone project. The project was the culmination of the nine-month series of evening seminars and weekend workshops. PASS:PORT 2012-2013 addressed a range of national security issues including cyber warfare, intelligence and counterintelligence, and challenges from China and Russia.

PASS:PORT examined these issues through the perspectives of psychological strategy, threat doctrine, and strategic communication. At the end of the capstone experience, PASS:PORT Faculty Director, Dr. J. Michael Waller, along with other PASS:PORT faculty members, recognized thirty-one national security professionals for their completion of the program. Read more 

Nationally recognized Middle East consultant: Meet a member of the Class of 2013

In this interview, a graduate of the Class of 2013 shares her experiences of growing up in the chaotic Middle East, writing papers on terrorism at IWP, doing consulting in the Middle East/North Africa, and receiving commendations from the U.S. Secretary of State and the White House. Read more

VIDEO: General Raymond T. Odierno, Commencement 2013

VIDEO: General Raymond T. Odierno speaks at Commencement

General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, was honored during the Institute's commencement ceremony on May 18 and delivered the keynote address to the graduates and their families.  Read more

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Summer Internship Program

Interns discuss totalitarian Islamism with Dr. Streusand

On June 18th, Dr. Douglas E. Streusand, Professor at the Marine Corps Command & Staff College in Quantico, delivered a lecture to an audience of IWP interns. The main topic of his remarks was the concept of totalitarian Islamism and the potential threat it represents to the Western world.  Read more

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Sokolski, June 2013

Nuclear policy expert speaks to interns about strategic bombing

In our modern nuclear-prolific world, the concept of bombing civilian targets to accomplish military objectives has become a looming specter over our heads.  On June 11, Prof. Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC), discussed with IWP interns whether indiscriminate city busting was ever a good idea.  Read more

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Dr. Jack Tierney to speak at World Political Forum in Istanbul

Prof. Norman Bailey comments on chaos in the Middle East

Iran's elections don't matter to U.S., professor tells Arabic TV 

Professor's memoir about communist Romania to be republished in 2013 

Prof. Paul Goble discusses Moscow's view of clans in the North Caucasus

The Art of Looting: Research professor to host seminar on property rights violations by totalitarian regimes

Israel's policies serve the nation well, argues Prof. Norman Bailey  

Prof. Gene Poteat to appear on Next Word with Christine Warnke

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IWP President meets with solar plane pilots

Also of Note

Michael O%u2019Hanlon discusses his new book on cutting the defense budget

Michael O'Hanlon discusses his new book on cutting the defense budget

On June 14, Dr. Michael O'Hanlon visited IWP to present his recommendations on how the U.S. can sustain its forward presence abroad despite its recent budget cuts, which he reviews in his new book, Healing the Wounded Giant: Maintaining Military Preeminence While Cutting the Defense Budget. Read more

IWP launches new partnership for seminar on economics and the Constitution

This summer, The Institute of World Politics will partner with The Institute for Responsible Citizenship to offer its scholars the Bradley Seminar on Constitutional and Economic Principles, taught by Dr. William B. Allen, Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and Dean Emeritus of the James Madison College.  Read more

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Student academic journal Active Measures now available online
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