Paul Davis to teach Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome a new adjunct faculty member, Mr. Paul M. Davis. Beginning this fall, Professor Davis will be teaching Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (IWP 692), a course aimed at providing students with a sound understanding of cyber terrorism. About the Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence course This course will…

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John Tkacik to teach course on the U.S. and China in power transition

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome a new member to the faculty, John Tkacik. He will be teaching a course on Wednesday afternoons this fall entitled The United States and China in Power Transition: Geography, History, and Ideology. The course will review the period of the late Ming dynasty to the establishment…

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Dr. Sara Vakhshouri discusses Iranian oil exports

IWP professor Dr. Sara Vakhshouri visited the Capitol Crude podcast by S&P Global to discuss the implementation of American sanctions against Iranian oil exports in an episode entitled “Tankers, sanctions and tensions: How much oil is Iran still exporting?”. Following the Trump administration’s decision to end waivers for countries that import Iranian crude oil, Tehran…

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Linda Di Desidero joins IWP faculty to teach writing

IWP is pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Di Desidero to the faculty to teach Introduction to Graduate Writing (IWP 643) this summer and fall. Dr. Di Desidero currently teaches professional writing at World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.; in the U.S. Department of Defense, where she directs the Leadership Communication Skills Center at Marine Corps…

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New course on Cyber Strategy Development to be offered this fall

IWP will be offering a new course in cyber for the Fall 2019 semester: Cyber Strategy Development (IWP 691 – 2 Credits), taught by a new professor, Joe Billingsley. About the Cyber Strategy Development course Every organization, both public and private sector, requires a strategy that addresses cyberspace. This course introduces students to the complexities…

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IWP welcomes new Russian professor, Elizabeth Mastri

This semester, IWP welcomes a new Russian professor, Elizabeth Mastri. Ms. Mastri has been a language instructor since 2015 and has worked at the Comprehensive Language Center and the Berlitz Language Center. In 2016, she obtained a “Teacher of Russian Language for Foreign Students” certification from Moscow State University. In her professional career, Ms. Mastri…

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Dr. Christopher C. Harmon discusses Iran nuclear and terrorism policy issues

On May 2, 2019, IWP professor Dr. Christopher C. Harmon discussed “Iran Nuclear and Terrorism Policy Issues” on an expert panel at the Heritage Foundation. He began his discussion with an analysis of previous terrorist attacks during the Iran/ Iraq War. He described the chronology and progression of terrorist attacks from assassination attempts and the…

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