New Students Fall 2013

Largest MA class ever joins IWP this fall

This fall, The Institute of World Politics welcomed 48 new MA students, who will be in the same cohort as the six new MA students who began at IWP this summer. These new students represent a 30% increase in the school's new MA enrollment compared to fall 2012. Six new certificate students and two new continuing education students will also start classes this fall. 

National security expert John Quattrocki joins IWP faculty

John Quattrocki, who currently serves as a Vice President at CACI's National Solutions Group, has recently joined the IWP faculty, and is teaching the Case Studies in Counterintelligence Operations class this fall.

Prof. Quattrocki first taught at IWP two years ago, filling in for Brian Kelley, a beloved professor who passed away in September 2011. "

We are delighted to have John back in the classroom," says founder and president John Lenczowski. "He is one of the greatest authorities in America in his field, and his students are especially lucky that he has been able to carve out time to pass on his wisdom to the next generation."

An expert on U.S. national security, Prof. Quattrocki is retired from the Senior Executive Service with 19 years of operational experience. His work has focused on Russia, the countries of the (former) Warsaw Pact, China, Taiwan, Islamic extremist groups, and domestic terrorist threats. Read more

Army Senior Fellows September 2013

Five new Army War College Fellows join IWP for 2013-14

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome five new Army War College Fellows for the 2013-14 school year. This is the fifth year in which IWP has hosted Army War College Fellows, and it is the first year that Army chaplains will join the program. Read more

Students, Alumni, and Interns


American Polygraph Association awards scholarship to IWP student Steven Feldman

IWP student Steven Feldman was recently awarded a scholarship that will underwrite the cost of basic polygraph training. This William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the American Polygraph Association (APA), also included a computer polygraph system donated (to Steven) by Limestone Technologies.

"I'm honored to have been selected for such a prestigious award from the APA and look forward to the opportunity to explore the polygraph and available tools in deception-detection, particularly how they relate to national security," comments Steven. Read more

Alumnus Matthew Russell to participate in nuclear policy fellowship program

Matthew Russell, IWP Class of 2011, is participating in the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center's Public Policy Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 school year. This fellowship is designed to educate policy making staffers on proliferation and nuclear weapons and energy essentials. Participants will attend a series of six seminars that cover key historical, technical, and political aspects of nuclear energy and weapons policy.  Read more 

Alumnus Jim Dolbow authors The Coast Guardsman's Manual, 10th Edition

The Naval Institute Press has released 10th Edition of The Coast Guardsman's Manual, authored by Jim Dolbow, IWP Class of 2009. This manual serves as the basic training manual for both enlisted personnel and officers, and contributes to the professional development of all Coast Guard personnel. Read more

Nolan Napier, Intern Summer 2013

My Experience at IWP, by Nolan Napier, Intern

"I had no idea what to expect from this internship, but my friend was correct: it was a great experience. The program was filled with guest speakers and eye-opening trips to the Holocaust and Laogai museums. These events enkindled in me a desire to take part in world politics and international affairs." Read more

Tim Stebbins, John Lenczowski, and Alexander Teague

Reflections on my summer internship at IWP, by Alexander Teague

"Recalling the Wall Street Journal quote that embodies the Institute's commitment to the instruction of statecraft, I sought this internship to foster personal growth and development. I believe I achieved just that. The IWP experience is truly what you choose to make of it, but my brief time there gave me cause for reflection not only on the type of student I wish to be for my latter two undergraduate years, but also on the type of leader I aspire to one day become." Read more

Institutional News

IWP receives final audit determination from the Department of Education

An audit report from The Institute of World Politics has recently received a favorable review from the Department of Education (DOE).  Many thanks must go to LaNae Herrara, Director of Financial Aid, who assisted DOE during this audit and who helps ensure IWP's ongoing compliance with requirements for Title IV. Read more

IWP joins the Intelligence National Security Alliance

The Institute of World Politics has joined the Intelligence National Security Alliance, a premier intelligence and national security organization that provides a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions. Read more

Staff and Leadership

IWP thanks Paul Behrends for his service on the board

Linda Strating moves on from IWP

Alumni relations coordinator joins IWP

Faculty and Fellows

John Lenczowski comments on proposal to slash VOA's budget

Amb. Thomas Melady argues that military intervention in Syria cannot be justified

Obama acted imprudently regarding Syria, argues IWP professor

How to solve the Syrian problem: Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz comments

Active measures Czech-style, by Marek Chodakiewicz

Prof. Tania Mastrapa compares the economic policies of Castro and Lenin

Prof. Barbara Billauer analyzes espionage, strategy, and fear in the Battle of Jericho

Lectures and Events

Larry Wortzel September 2013

Dr. Larry Wortzel discusses Chinese military strategy

Timothy Beardson, September 2013

Timothy Beardson discusses the challenges facing China today

Pawel Styrna discusses historical research on the life of industrialist Leopold Wellisz

Dr. Randall Bowdish discusses shock, awe, and terrorism

New Vatican Ambassador visits IWP 

Constitution Day Lecture 2013

VIDEO: IWP celebrates Constitution Day with annual lecture

Open House, 180x190

Prospective students: Is IWP coming to your area?

In case you missed it...

U.S. Constitution
Constitution Day Reflections by Prof. Joseph Wood

American Flag
IWP remembers the victims of 9/11/2001

Upcoming Events

Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture: The Battle for Westerplatte, 1939
Friday, September 27
3:00 PM

Open House for Prospective Students
Friday, September 27
6:30 PM 

Successfully Conducting Information, Psychological, and Military Deception Operations
Tuesday, October 1
4:00 PM

Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for Business Travelers
Thursday, October 10
4:30 PM 

Social Networks and Public Support for the European Union
Wednesday, October 23
2:00 PM 

The Prospect of Peace in Sudan
Tuesday, October 29
4:30 PM 

Open House for Prospective Students
Friday, November 15
5:30 PM

Skyscrapers, 180x190

Learn more about our new course on Corporate Statecraft

Humint, 180x190

Learn more about our new course on Human Intelligence

Dice, 180x190

Learn more about our new course on Forecasting and Political Risk Analysis

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