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IWP named partner program by the Jack Miller Center

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This past year, the Jack Miller Center (JMC) designated The Institute of World Politics as one of its Partner Programs, a JMC initiative that “supports the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history.” IWP is honored to be included in such a growing and impressive list of schools, which includes several of IWP’s own partners, such as Baylor University, Belmont-Abbey College, the University of Dallas, and Villanova University.

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Jack Miller Center, IWP will be launching its second undergraduate program in the summer of 2023, the American Statecraft Fellowship. A small cohort of undergraduate students will be invited to participate in a summer-long seminar that will introduce them to IWP’s core curriculum and faculty, as well as other elements of campus life here at IWP.

Students will learn about and discuss both the how as well as the why of statecraft. Topics will include not only military strategy, intelligence, counterintelligence, political warfare, economic statecraft, and diplomacy, but also the founding principles of America for the sake of which these instruments of national power are integrated into a grand strategy.

Details about the program and how to apply will be made available soon. To learn more, please reach out to IWP’s Academic Program Manager and Adjunct Professor, Tim McCranor (

This latest endeavor further deepens the fruitful relationship that IWP has been cultivating with the Jack Miller Center. In the summer of 2021, IWP’s Tim McCranor was invited to participate in JMC’s annual Summer Institute, “Civic Education and the American Republic,” thanks to which IWP established a partnership with Ashland University.

And in 2021 and 2022, the Jack Miller Center provided support for IWP’s Constitution Day Event. In 2021, Ashland University’s Christopher Burkett delivered an address entitled, “The Founders’ Philosophy of Foreign Policy.” In 2022, Assumption University’s Geoffrey Vaughan delivered a lecture entitled, “Civic Virtue and the Constitution.”

Dr. Geoffrey Vaughan and Dr. Tim McCranor
Dr. Geoffrey Vaughan and Dr. Tim McCranor after the 2022 Constitution Day Lecture sponsored by the Jack Miller Center.