Amb. Melady receives an award at a dinner for the IWP Board of Trustees, May 2012

IWP mourns the passing of Amb. Thomas Patrick Melady

The Institute of World Politics mourns the passing of longtime professor and Senior Diplomat in Residence Amb. Thomas Patrick Melady, who passed away on the morning of January 6.

Amb. Melady, who had been the US Ambassador to Burundi, Uganda, and the Holy See, had taught IWP's course on the Art of Diplomacy.  He served at the Institute for over a decade on a pro bono basis.  Amb. Melady was also a trustee of the Institute for several years, and among his many contributions to the school, he mentored numerous students and interns, helping many of them publish articles and term papers and find jobs.  In addition, he significantly expanded IWP's network in policy and philanthropic circles, building a community of people dedicated to serving the security interests of the United States. Read more   

In Memoriam: Amb. Thomas P. Melady, by Chairman Owen T. Smith

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Building Peace and Deterring Terror: Meet Prof. Al Santoli

In this interview, Prof. Al Santoli, who will teach IWP's course on "Peace through Development: Deterring Terror and Building Alliances" this spring, discusses his experiences in building peace internationally. Mr. Santoli is the founder and president of Asia America Initiative, a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian aid organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and field offices in Manila and Mindanao in the Philippines.  Read more

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Eleven new students join IWP for the spring semester

This spring, The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome eleven new students. Some of our new students recently graduated from college and some are mid-career professionals, serving in Naval Aviation, the FBI, AmeriCorps, Army Intelligence, and on Capitol Hill. They are graduates from schools around the country, including Pennsylvania State University, the University of Florida, Claremont McKenna College, The Citadel, Southern Methodist University, Oklahoma State University, and Harvard University. Read more

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Alumnus Spotlight: Meet Lucas Miller, Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill

In this interview, we talk to Lucas Miller, Class of '13, about his experience at IWP and his career in politics. 

"I was born and raised in a town outside of Denver, Colorado where I grew up and lived until I went to college. I made the decision to attend Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Benedictine College is an institution that puts a strong emphasis on faith and leadership, qualities that I hold paramount. When I graduated, I knew I wanted to end up in Washington DC because of my intense love of politics. I started looking around at graduate schools, and a professor mentioned that I should look into IWP to continue my education.

"After being accepted, attending and graduating from IWP, I am certain I made the right decision. I am now a Legislative Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman Doug Lamborn who represents Colorado's 5th Congressional district. I am currently living in Arlington, Virginia with my beautiful wife, Billie Jean Miller." Read more 

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VIDEO: Prof. Chris Harmon discusses his new book on terrorism and counterterrorism 

On Monday, January 13, 2014, Prof. Christopher Harmon discussed his new book, A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism, which examines terrorism and counterterrorism in the context of grand strategy.   Read more

Watch his remarks on YouTube 

Faculty and Fellows

"Israel's gas as economic equalizer," by Prof. Norman Bailey

John Lenczowski discusses US-Russian relations and the strategic importance of an independent Ukraine

Prof. James Carafano comments on the perils of arming Iraq to beat back Al Qaeda

Research Fellow David Archibald to release new book The Twilight of Abundance

Prof. Paul Goble examines the question of how many ethnic Russians are Muslims

"Iran 1, West 0," by Prof. Norman Bailey 

John Lenczowski comments on communism in China 

"Black swans" to watch out for in 2014, by Prof. James Carafano 


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Above: CH (COL) Alan Pomaville, US Army War College Fellow at IWP, with Knox Thames, Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

VIDEO: Knox Thames discusses religion, foreign policy, and national security 

VIDEO: Pawel Styrna discusses "Ukraine: Between Scylla and Charybdis"


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