Prof. Tierney with IWP Interns, Summer 2014

The faculty at The Institute of World Politics includes ambassadors, senior intelligence officials, military officers, presidential advisers, senior government analysts, and thought leaders in international affairs. The great majority are scholar-practitioners with both academic credentials and high-level governmental and nongovernmental experience in the subjects they teach.

  • David Glancy

    David Glancy formerly served as Senior Advisor for Political-Military Affairs at the State Department.  Read more

  • James Jay Carafano

    James Jay Carafano is a leading expert in national security, defense affairs, and homeland security at The Heritage Foundation. Read more

  • Gary Blankenship

    Gary Blankenship is an accomplished intelligence officer with over 28 years of combined U.S. government and U.S. military service. Read more

Consulting Economist; President, Institute for Global Economic Growth
Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
President, Foundation for Law and Science Centers; IWP Research Professor of Scientific Statecraft
Affiliated Faculty Member
Professor of Intelligence
Vice President of Economic Initiatives, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Chief of Operations of the Europe, Mediterranean and Asia Region, Peace Corps
Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies and Director of The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation
Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
Adjunct Professor and Founder of the Center for Human Rights and International Affairs
Professor and Senior Analyst with the US Government
Professor Emeritus, Former Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive
President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance
Former Director of Latin American Affairs, National Security Council
Professor, Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense
Professor of Strategy and Statecraft; Academic Dean, Ad Interim
Former Senior Advisor to the Director, Voice of America
Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University
Research Professor
Senior Director, White House Writers Group; Former US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Adjunct Language Professor
Founder and President, The Institute of World Politics
President and Co-Founder of Water Dragons Consulting, Senior China Policy Analyst at SAIC
Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies
Adjunct Language Professor
Vice President and Director of Asian Studies, Center for Security Studies
Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, SAIS
Donald E. Bently Professor of Political Economy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala
Vice President, CACIís National Solutions Group
Professor; Independent Contractor; Former Senior Intelligence Officer
Professor; Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA
Founder and President, Asia America Initiative
Professor; Senior Staff Member at Lockheed Martin for Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations
Professor Emeritus
Professor of African Affairs
Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; Former Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Former Central Intelligence Agency
Professor, Marine Corps Command & Staff College
Department of Defense
Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations
Former Senior Adviser for the Special Operations Integration Group, SOCOM/NCR
Professor and Chairman, Admissions Committee