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Leadership Spotlight: Thomas C. Atwood, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Publication Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

"I have been blessed to work for 30 years for missions in which I believe -- dedicated to the defense and restoration of the American cause, our founding principles, our civilization built on our inalienable rights endowed by our Creator, and the defense and restoration of faith, family, and freedom in our society and our nation."-Thomas C. Atwood, IWP Vice President of Institutional Advancement  {read more}

IWP hosts STRATCON Initiative for intensive student simulation activity

By Kevin Dunne

Publication Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

On November 19th 2016, The Institute of World Politics hosted STRATCON Initiative to conduct their intensive four-hour simulation activity entitled "Dubai Job Intelligence Analysis Scenario".    {read more}

Scholar speaks on the state of academia's teaching of IR today

Publication Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

On November 2nd 2016, Gabrielle Scheinmann, Director of the Alexander Hamilton Society, spoke on how international relations, and politics more generally, are being taught on American college campuses. Mr. Scheinmann identified three closely interrelated problems with regards to his focus. He concluded with remarks about how his organization has attempted to reverse these trends.  {read more}

Distinguished panel speaks on Russian propaganda

Publication Date: Monday, November 28, 2016

On November 10th 2016 a distinguished panel of speakers affiliated with the RAND Corporation spoke on the subject of Russian propaganda at IWP.    {read more}

Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz visits Poland and offers remarks at conference sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dr. Chodakiewicz visited Poland between November 4 and November 9 in relation to a conference organized by Solidarni 2010 association and sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference entitled The Polish State and the Polonia focused on the role of Polish Diaspora in the world and their contacts with the Polish government. Dr. Chodakiewicz called for a professionalization of the relationship between emigre Poles and the Warsaw government, stressing the importance of first-hand knowledge possessed by Polonia in shaping foreign affairs.    {read more}

Essay on strategy by Dr. Owens published in Index of U.S. Military Strategy

By Lea Carroll

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dr. Mackubin Owens, IWP Dean of Academic Affairs, discusses the current state of strategy-making in the United States and what elements are required for a successful strategy in his essay "On Strategy and Strategic Planning: Repairing America's Strategic ‘Black Hole'" published by The Heritage Foundation in the 2017 Index of U.S. Military Strategy.   {read more}

Amb. R. James Woolsey moves on from IWP

Publication Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Having served as Chancellor of The Institute of World Politics (IWP) for about a year, Amb. R. James Woolsey has resigned to accommodate the increasing demands of his schedule of media and other appearances.  {read more}

Dr. Sebastian Gorka shares warning about the global strategy of ISIS

By Alondra Garcia-mendoza

Publication Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

On November 14th, Dr. Sebastian Gorka spoke on Fox News on the global strategy that ISIS uses to terrorize populations domestically and internationally.  {read more}

Winning the War of Ideas Online

By Matthew Daniels

Publication Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

The Iraqi effort to retake Mosul from ISIS is proceeding apace with not insignificant help from the United States.  But the effort to defeat ISIS globally will be much more complicated and difficult.  As with any war, fighting enemy troops through direct violent engagement is a brutal and bloody affair.  Such confrontations may be necessary to win battles, but they are insufficient to win the larger war. A counter-terrorism approach that only focuses on killing terrorists will not result in ultimate victory any more than a “counter-tumorism” approach to fighting cancer will.  Both focus too narrowly on the symptoms and miss the underlying disease.  In the case of terrorism, what is needed is a comprehensive soft-power strategy to combat the toxic ideas at its core that deny the dignity and rights of other human beings.   {read more}

Dr. Owens to discuss national security law at ABA event

By Eric Steiner

Publication Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

Mackubin Thomas Owns, Dean of Academics at IWP, will be participating in the 26th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law this Tuesday, November 15th from 10:30-11:45 AM.    {read more}

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