Guests listening to Dr. James Robbins at Greensboro event, April 2022

IWP leadership speak about Ukraine at Greensboro dinner

On April 28, Interim President Amb. Aldona Woś, M.D. and her husband, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, hosted a dinner for over 100 guests at their home with a talk on Ukraine by IWP Interim Dean Dr. James Robbins and IWP Founder, Chancellor, and President Emeritus Dr. John Lenczowski. After a reception, Reverend Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio…

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Why Some on the American Right Dislike Ukraine

It is time for the national conservatives and Trumpian populists to emerge from the Kremlin-dug rabbit hole and see Ukraine for what it really is. Many populists, libertarians, and national conservatives dislike Ukraine. They tend to be hostile or indifferent, at best, toward the nation’s fate even as it frantically battles against Russian aggression. Read more…

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Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

On Saturday, May 14, the IWP community gathered to celebrate the Class of 2022 at their Commencement ceremony at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. 28 members of the Class of 2022 were in attendance, along with trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, families, and friends. This Commencement was the first time in IWP’s history that students…

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Maria Calderoni

2022 Valedictory Remarks: Maria Katarina Calderoni

Maria Katarina Calderoni, Valedictorian of the Class of 2022, gave the following remarks at Commencement at the Fairmont Hotel on May 14, 2022. Buongiorno Dr. Hanson, Chancellor Lenczowski, Chairman Lovewell, President Woś, Dean Robbins, honored guests, and the students and faculty of The Institute of World Politics. Thank you for joining us today to celebrate…

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Trustee Tidal McCoy discusses the war in Ukraine

On April 3rd, 2022, The Institute of World Politics trustee Hon. Tidal McCoy was invited to speak on The Cats Roundtable. This podcast episode discussed the situation at the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian War, which started on February 24th, 2022. Mr. McCoy pointed out Russia’s internal problems, including corruption among officers, misjudgment of the situation,…

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Putin’s Got Nothing But Nuclear Weapons

Russian television tells us that Vladimir Putin would rather go nuclear than accept defeat in Ukraine. President Biden has admonished that “idle comments about the use of nuclear weapons” are “irresponsible.” Opinion polls on both sides show widespread concern about a nuclear exchange. But Putin only talks about nuclear war because he has nothing else to say. Read more at 1945

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Pope Francis blames the victim in Russia-Ukraine war

Francis’s narrative of parity between Russia and NATO (and Ukraine) is a pontifical dog whistle Pope Francis recently shocked many by positing parity between Vladimir Putin and Russia on one hand, and Ukraine and NATO on the other. The Holy Father insisted both are to blame for the raging war. In stark contrast to the “Holy…

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Revolt of the Ultra-Elites

ONE-PERCENTERS, COURTIERS, MAGICIANS & MINIONS Some 30 years ago I watched as the parents of a Columbia University freshman reacted with incredulity to their daughter’s shrill peroration about the necessity to remove crosses from all public spaces so as “not to offend anyone.” Her folks had shown up in New York to fetch her home…

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IWP Student Government Association Officers 2022-2023

2022-2023 Student Government Association Board to take office May 14

This April, IWP students elected officers for the 2022-23 Student Government Association Board. The officers will begin their duties on May 14 and will continue until Commencement in May 2023. President: Sean Honesty Sean was raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago before attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and majoring in Political Science…

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On Taiwan: ‘John Foster Dulles and the Fate of Taiwan’

“John Foster Dulles and the Fate of Taiwan” by James C.H. Wang, Yu Shan Publishers, Taipei, 2021, 268 pages, NT$450.00 I shall begin this book review with an allusion to that legendary “hunk of burning love” Elvis Presley whose seductive voice, terpsichorean undulation and virile pulchritude made him the world’s first “rock star” in 1957.…

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