2012 Commencement

2012 Commencement

To confer Master of Arts degrees and 
Certificates of Graduate Study
upon the Class of 2012

With an address by 
Harry Wu 
Executive Director, Laogai Research Foundation

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Ceremony at 1 o’clock in the afternoon
Reception to follow

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Registration for Commencement is now closed.  Please contact Katie Bridges at kbridges@iwp.edu with any questions. 

Harry Wu
Laogai Research Foundation

Professor Harry Wu is an American activist for human rights in the People’s Republic of China. Now a resident and citizen of the United States, Wu spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps, for which he popularized the term laogai. He established the Laogai Research Foundation, a non-profit research and public education organization which was financed by the AFL-CIO.

Wu received the Freedom Award from the Hungarian Freedom Fighters’ Federation in 1991. He received the first Martin Ennals Human Rights Award from the Swiss Martin Ennals Foundation, and the Medal of Freedom from the Dutch World War II Resistance Foundation. Wu is currently the Executive Director of the Laogai Research Foundation and the China Information Center.



You are cordially invited to an
Open House
in honor of

The Class of 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
at The Institute of World Politics
Featuring a lecture by IWP’s 2011-12
Army Senior Fellow COL Mike Eastman USA
on A Perspective on Leadership
at 6:00 PM