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IWP celebrates three years with IRC

IRC Scholars Summer 2015 444x718This summer, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is partnering with The Institute of World Politics to offer IRC scholars the Lynde & Harry Bradley Seminar on Constitutional and Economic Principles, taught by Robert Bland, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. Mr. Bland is an Institute alumnus, who was taught by the Institute’s founding professor, Dr. William B. Allen. Dr. Allen is also Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and Dean Emeritus of MSU’s James Madison Honors College. This will be the third year that IWP and IRC join forces to make this seminar happen.

The twelve students taking the course this summer are participants in The Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s intensive two-summer program, which prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in various fields and involves seminars, internships, and intensive mentoring. Among IRC’s 150 alumni are two Rhodes Scholars, several Rhodes finalists, Truman Scholars, a Luce Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar, and the recipients of many other honors and awards.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to provide education to this extraordinarily promising community of young leaders, and to offer them new possibilities and opportunities to contribute to our national life,” says IWP president John Lenczowski.

Students in this seminar will receive transferrable credit for the course, IWP 501.