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IWP opens new campus in Reston, Virginia

The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce that, starting this March, we will offer classes in Reston, Virginia, in addition to our regularly scheduled classes at the Washington, D.C. campus.

Dr. Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong
Dr. Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong have made possible IWP’s Reston campus at the offices of Pragmatics.

The new campus will be at the offices of Pragmatics, a company led by IWP trustee Dr. Long Nguyen and his wife Kimmy Duong. Located just off Dulles Toll Road at 1761 Business Center Dr., Reston, VA, the new campus will allow students access to free parking. It is 1.4 miles away from Wiehle–Reston East Metro station on the Silver Line. This location will be convenient to several federal and defense contractors, including GAP Solutions, a company with which IWP has a partnership agreement.

IWP Executive Vice President Larry Cosgriff comments: “A sincere and heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong for their amazing generosity in allowing IWP to utilize the excellent training facilities at the Pragmatics headquarters in Reston for our classes, without which none of this would be possible.”

The first courses to be offered at the new location will be Comparative Intelligence Systems (IWP 622, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mar 2-Apr 27) with Prof. John Quattrocki, former Senior Executive on the National Security Council staff, and Surprise, Warning and Deception (IWP 662, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mar 4-Apr 29) with Dr. David Thomas, former intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency. For those students who need to take these courses to graduate and cannot make it to Reston, both professors have offered to run them as directed studies at the IWP D.C. campus this spring.

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IWP is now certified to operate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

IWP’s application to State Council on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to teach in the state of Virginia was approved in January 2020. IWP Senior Vice President Chris Glass managed this successful application process.

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In August 2019, Prof. John Sano gave a lecture at Pragmatics, which will be a new home for IWP classes starting in March 2020. In August, Prof. Sano, former Deputy Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service and former Chief of the East Asia Division in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, discussed “China in the World: 21st Century Challenges” at an event co-sponsored by the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and The Institute of World Politics.