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On April 29, the President of The Institute of World Politics, Dr. John Lenczowski, and Chancellor Amb. R. James Woolsey spoke with Ambassador Aldona Wos, IWP Trustee and former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, about pressing security issues at an event held for over 800 guests at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Dr. Lenczowski touched upon Russia’s use of disinformation, propaganda and perception management. Dr. Lenczowski and Amb. Woolsey both agreed that the United States’ current administration has lost its credibility when it comes to making valid threats, and they noted the grave danger this poses to national security. The President and Chancellor then extended the dialogue to the audience, where high school and college students asked questions regarding economic and foreign policy, energy and national security, and Russia, ISIS, and North Korea.
Ambassador R. James Woolsey, currently Chancellor at IWP, has served as the Director of Central Intelligence, as chief negotiator to the CFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe), and as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Amb. Woolsey has been one of the most prominent analysts of national security issues, as well as energy policy.
Dr. John Lenczowski is the founder and president of The Institute of World Politics. He formerly served as the Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council. He is the author of Full-Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy (2010) and numerous other writings and addresses on U.S. foreign policy, public diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, counter-propaganda, political warfare, Soviet/Russian affairs, comparative ideologies, intelligence, strategic deception, counterintelligence, and integrated strategy.
Many thanks to Amb. Aldona Wos for making this event possible.