Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride, RIP

Mrs. Bernice Gilbride called me one day some 15 years ago to let me know that she had a donation for the Institute of World Politics. “Marek,” she said in her usual composed, yet firm voice, “the German government has sent me a compensation check for slave labor and I’d like to write it over…

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Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz’s studies in popular resistance contribute to Special Operations Command Europe report

In a report published last month by the Special Operations Command Europe, IWP professor Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz’s work on popular resistance was heavily cited as a framework to understand resistance organizations and employed in a case study on popular resistance in Poland during World War II. The report, “Resistance Operating Concept (ROC),” by Otto…

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Summer reading suggestions from IWP professors

Looking for some reading for your vacation (or staycation) this summer? Our professors share their recommendations below. From Professor Alan Messer, Former Central Intelligence Agency Analyst and Operations Officer War of Numbers: An Intelligence Memoir of the Vietnam War’s Uncounted Enemy, Sam Adams. My own favorite. If you want to read the finest book that…

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The Nuclear Industry at the Feeding Trough

The nuclear lobby is playing the national security card in trying to justify Federal handouts. It’s a con. We are getting used to brazen coronavirus claims for federal largess, but it’s hard to beat the claims coming from the nuclear industry. Even before the pandemic hit, it had for the most part given up competing…

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Federal agencies seek virtual interns

This article was written by IWP career director Derrick Dortch. “Due to the current COVID-19 situation, [Employer Name] has postponed all recruitment of interns until further notice.” This message has become all too common as students who were expecting to gain experience in a 2020 summer internship are now struggling to figure out what to do. But…

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Anne Bradley

Faculty congratulates the Class of 2020

Above: New students at orientation in Fall 2018 — including many members of the Class of 2020. Although our plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 at our May Commencement ceremony have been derailed due to the pandemic, the IWP faculty has sent congratulations notes to share with the class. Congratulations, Class of 2020!! “Class…

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John Lenczowski Commencement

Letter to the Class of 2020 from the President

Dear Members of the Class of 2020,  Congratulations in advance on the completion of your graduate degrees! I wish that we could have been together this week to celebrate this tremendous achievement in person.   As you begin or continue in your professional careers, I hope that the lessons you learned at IWP will serve you well and make you…

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James Noone

Bringing IWP lessons to the IC: Jim Noone, former Senior Executive at DIA

Jim Noone retired this past spring after serving for about 40 years in the federal government – eight with the Navy, and about 33 with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In the mid-1990s, he took several classes at IWP which influenced the way he analyzed intelligence and propelled him towards the DIA’s Senior Executive Service.…

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