U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduation

Four Kings Point Midshipmen receive the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2020 IWP Award For Excellence in Cyber Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to present the United States Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2020 IWP Award For Excellence in Cyber Statecraft to four outstanding Midshipmen who are graduating from Kings Point this year: Severin Blenkush, Tanner Carter, Alyssa Marie DeGuzman, and Mark Kittelson. These Midshipmen were selected for their outstanding contributions…

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Charles Chen joins Cyber Intelligence Initiative Advisory Board

IWP is pleased to welcome Charles Chen, Director of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of State, to the Advisory Board of the Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2). This summer, Mr. Chen taught a course for Ci2 on “Enterprise Threat Modeling,” and his next seminar, entitled “Cyber Intelligence Professional,” will take place on October 7. Mr.…

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Wiley Hall at USMMA

16 Kings Point Midshipmen intern at IWP

Over the course of the past summer, 16 Midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point completed two-week internships at The Institute of World Politics. One cohort of nine Midshipmen completed an internship in June, and seven more participated in July. During these internships, the Midshipmen worked on cyber intelligence projects with…

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Prof. Rebeccah Heinrichs interviews Hon. Christopher A. Ford on U.S. Policy and the Missile Technology Control Regime

During the afternoon of Friday, July 24th, at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., IWP Professor Rebeccah Heinrichs interviewed Dr. Christopher Ford on the recent United States policy reform in regards to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Dr. Ford is the Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, and he was welcomed…

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Robert Gaines, Valedictorian of the USMMA Class of 2020, Photo courtesy of USMMA

Former IWP intern honored by Merchant Marine Academy

Robert J. Gaines, a former IWP intern, has been named the valedictorian of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2020. Robert interned with IWP the summer of 2018 after spending four months aboard the USNS Arctic, a Navy support vessel in the Mediterranean. In addition to being named valedictorian, Robert has been awarded…

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