Benjamin Robb

The IWP Internship Experience: Benjamin Robb

I came into this internship with the mindset that I wanted a mentor who could help guide and instruct me on how best to sharpen my skills as an analyst, researcher, and writer, with the goal being that I would be better prepared for a career in international relations. I was able to accomplish this…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Katie Boutwell

During my time with The Institute of World Politics, I served as a national security research assistant and intern. As a senior at Westminster College, I was looking to gain more insight on what was next, including the possibility of graduate studies. Having a background in global affairs and world languages, I wanted to continue…

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Prof. Sean Elliot Martin discusses forced mental transformation

On Friday, March 26th, The Institute of World Politics hosted a webinar entitled “The Process of Forced Mental Transformation and its Role in World Events,” led by Professor Sean Elliot Martin of Point Park University. This lecture covered ATOP, Prof. Martin’s theory of the psychological processes used to force mental transformation in individuals. About the…

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Dr. Patrick Cronin discusses North Korean threat perceptions

On April 14th, 2021, The Institute of World Politics hosted a virtual webinar titled “Fear and Insecurity: Addressing North Korean Threat Perceptions,” sponsored by the Asia Initiative Lecture Series. Dr. Patrick Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute, where he analyzes U.S. challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region. This includes China’s total…

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Price gouging laws make us feel good but act bad

When markets work, they adapt to even the worst supply shocks. The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline has spurred temporary supply disruptions and induced panic-buying of gasoline, resulting in long lines and empty gas stations in the Southeast over the past few days. Images on social media showed someone who filled up plastic bags of…

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Leigh Sudbrink, Amb. Aldona Woś, Karen Armstrong, and Jackie Wieland

Greensboro Chancellor’s Council Chapter event features talk by Prof. Aaron Danis

Above: Co-hosts Leigh Sudbrink, Amb. Aldona Woś, Karen Armstrong, and Jackie Wieland On April 27, 2021, the Greensboro, North Carolina Regional Chapter of IWP’s Chancellor’s Council hosted 70 invited guests for a buffet dinner and formal presentation by Prof. Aaron Danis on “Declassified Government Intelligence: Khashoggi Killing, Foreign Threats to the 2020 U.S. Federal Elections, and Domestic Violent Extremism.”…

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New students, Fall 2019

Faculty congratulates the Class of 2021

Above: New students at orientation in Fall 2019 — including many members of the Class of 2021. Although our May Commencement ceremony has been moved to September, the IWP faculty has sent congratulations notes to share with the class. Congratulations, Class of 2021!  “To the class of 2021: Wishing you success and hope in every…

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IWP Class of 2021

Perspectives from the Class of 2021

During what would have been their Commencement week, members of the Class of 2021 reflect on their experiences at IWP. IWP plans to celebrate their achievements with an in-person ceremony this September.  Congratulations to the Class of 2021! “IWP provided me with the necessary skills to understand the threats of the modern day and taught…

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U.S. Battle Force Changes 1 January 2020–31 December 2020

This list was compiled by IWP alumnus Jim Dolbow and published in the May 2021 edition of Proceedings, a journal produced by the United States Naval Institute. Commissioning/Construction/Naming of U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Ships By Date 10 January John Basilone (DDG-122)—Keel laid at Bath Iron Works. Daniel Tarr (WPC-1136)—Commissioned at home port in Galveston, TX.…

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To catch a star: the technical and geopolitical arguments for autonomous on-orbit satellite servicing

This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Matthew Jenkins. On April 12, Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) successfully docked with a geostationary communications satellite, Intelsat 10-02. It is easy to see the applications for this technology. Besides extending the lives of satellites running out of propellant, for example, one can imagine satellites carrying…

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