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New homeland security course offered at IWP



Washington, D.C., April 4, 2013 –
 This summer, The Institute of World Politics will offer a new course entitled Foundations of Homeland Security. The course will be taught by Dr. James J. Carafano, who currently heads the foreign and defense policy studies departments at The Heritage Foundation.

“There are few programs in the United States that address the challenges of homeland security at the strategic level,” comments IWP president John Lenczowski. “Our new course will do much to fill the gaps in national strategic thinking on these matters. Jim Carafano brings an outstanding strategic mind to bear on this issue.”

This course will provide students with an intellectual foundation for understanding the concepts underpinning homeland security, as well as an overview of the U.S. national homeland security framework, including organization and policies. Students will examine the underlying intellectual constructs used to frame the comprehension of security issues and to develop the policies and strategies that lead to implementing programs that keep a society safe, free, and prosperous.

Dr. Carafano comments, “As 9/11 recedes into history, it’s becoming more of memory than a call to action. That’s a mistake. We don’t wait till the next 9/11 before we think seriously about this again–we need a cadre of young minds that are ready to jump into the breach.”

The summer term runs from June 3 to July 26. Applications for this course from new students will be accepted on a space-available basis through May 3.

To request more information, please visit

Katie Bridges
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
202-462-2101 x336