IWP is pleased to welcome Mitzi Perdue as a new IWP Fellow at the Center for Intermarium Studies.
In October 2022, Ms. Perdue gave a lecture at IWP on “A View of the Ukraine War You Haven’t Heard.” She took a trip to Ukraine with IWP alumnus Tim Field (’21) and wrote about the experience in an article entitled “Ukraine Police Strive to Serve and Protect.”
Ms. Perdue is an anti-human trafficking advocate, a former rice farmer, past president of the 40,000-member American Agri-Women and a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Decade on Women Conference in Nairobi. In the 1990s and early 2000s, her nationally syndicated column, “The Environment and You,” was the most widely syndicated environmental column in the U.S. Recently, she has written a biography of Mark Victor Hansen, co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Hansen is in the Guinness Book of World Records for selling half a billion books. Royalties for Mark Victor Hansen, Relentless will go to supporting Law Enforcement in Ukraine.
IWP’s Center for Intermarium Studies, led by Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, extends IWP’s academic offerings and research to include the “Intermarium” — the area between the Baltic, the Black, and the Adriatic Seas formerly dominated by the Soviet Union. The Center focuses on much-needed analysis of political events and rapidly evolving risks facing the West and NATO in this region.