Remarks by Lady Blanka Rosenstiel at 2021 Commencement

The Institute of World Politics honored Lady Blanka Rosenstiel with a Doctorate of Laws Honoris Causa at its Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on September 11, 2021. After an introduction by IWP Founder, President Emeritus, and Chancellor Dr. John Lenczowski, Lady Blanka delivered the following remarks.  Dear Graduates, Esteemed Ladies and…

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2021 Valedictory Remarks by Wade H. Atkinson, Jr.

Wade H. Atkinson, Jr., Valedictorian of the Class of 2021, gave these remarks at Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel on September 11, 2021.  Good morning Mr. Allen, Chairman John Lovewell, Vice Chairman Aldona Woś, Chancellor Lenczowski, President Anderson, Dean Marlo, Dr. Bradley, Class of 2020 and 2021, graduates,…

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Classes of 2020 and 2021 at Commencement

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 and 2021!

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, The Institute of World Politics celebrated Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. 54 graduates were in attendance to be recognized for their master’s degrees. Many of the graduates are already putting their degrees to use across the national security, intelligence, and…

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Ashland University

IWP and Ashland University form partnership for international affairs education

The Institute of World Politics and Ashland University signed a Memorandum of Understanding this past August as the beginning of a partnership for international affairs education. Under this new partnership, Ashland students will have the option for early assurance of admission to IWP’s in-person M.A. programs if they apply on or after April 30th of…

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Dr. James S. Robbins

Dr. James S. Robbins joins IWP faculty

This fall, Dr. James S. Robbins has joined the IWP faculty to co-teach International Relations, Statecraft, and Integrated Strategy (IWP 627). Dr. Robbins is a national security columnist for USA Today and Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. Dr. Robbins is a former special assistant in the Office of…

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National Purpose, “Going, Going, Gone”

When I ask friends whether the country is “going or gone” they usually look at me quizzically and ask “what do you mean”? Admittedly, the question is both pessimistic and unnatural, as it presupposes that the USA is, indeed, on a trajectory and that this trajectory is headed, at best, nowhere, and at worse, to…

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To Compete with China, Take a Page from the Reagan Playbook

This article was written by IWP alumnus Nathan Hitchen (’19). If the United States is to take the initiative in its great power competition with China, we should study America’s last victorious grand strategy. The Reagan administration moved the Cold War to its endgame by taking the initiative through measures short of warfare, and that…

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Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitates report on Kosovo’s Sovereignty

Ryan Scherba (‘19) facilitated a four-month project at the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program for the Western Balkans Working Group and Kosovo Subgroup to produce its recent report, “Consolidating Kosovo’s Sovereignty: Why it Matters, and What Must Be Done.” The report argues that the EU and the United States should redouble efforts to ensure Kosovo’s…

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Elias Stamatiades

Elias Stamatiades (’15) receives U.S. Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal

The Department of the Navy has awarded the Civilian Service Commendation Medal to IWP alumnus Elias Stamatiades, thanks to “the superior performance of his duties while serving as a PWD ROTA Supervisory Contract Specialist from 2015 to 2020.” During this time, Elias executed 600 contract actions worth $120 million. One of his most significant accomplishments…

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The Good News About Our Economy & Families

I had the pleasure of attending the Intercollegiate Studies Institute colloquium on “The Humane Economy,” which brought together conservatives and libertarians for a weekend discussion on pressing issues of policy and human flourishing. The quintessential questions of political economy revolve around the proper role of government, and this discussion was no exception. Among both conservatives and…

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