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American Statecraft Fellowship

About the Institute of World Politics (IWP)  The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is an independent graduate school devoted to the study of statecraft, national security, and international affairs. It was founded to fill a major national need: to supply professional education in these topics that no other school offered. About 10 years ago, IWP launched…

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Cyber Intelligence Initiative

Cyber Intelligence Initiative

The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative is an executive education program of The Institute of World Politics. CII was designed by business leaders and national security experts to help practitioners and companies better understand how to use intelligence to develop policies and operations that proactively increase security and reduce business risk.

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Interns Summer 2018 Closing Ceremony


In Washington, D.C. many professionals begin their careers as interns. Interns regularly include college students, recent graduates and even those who have held professional positions, but are looking to move to a new field. IWP offers a stimulating academic environment, a chance to be a part of a graduate school team, the opportunity to audit…

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Master’s Degree Programs

The Institute currently offers seven Master’s degrees: M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs, M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs, M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies, Executive M.A. in National Security Affairs, M.A. in Strategic and International Studies (Professional), Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online), and Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy…

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The IWP Scholarship Program for Navy Special Warfare Active-duty and Veteran Service Members

The Institute of World Politics ( is pleased to offer two full scholarships for qualified Navy Special Warfare active-duty and veteran service members towards the Professional M.A. (online or in-person) or the in-person Executive M.A. in National Security Affairs. The Professional M.A. program (Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online) or Master of…

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Strategic Leadership Seminar

The IWP Strategic Leadership Seminar is an intensive, customized one-week program for government, military, corporate, and NGO leadership. The Seminar is held on the IWP campus at 1521 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C. Expert IWP scholar-practitioners lead the seminars and explore key strategic issues through a combination of graduate-level lectures and experiential exercises. Participants…

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Study Abroad

IWP-Oxford Study Abroad Program Qualifying students have the opportunity to participate in an intensive, four-week program of tutorials at the University of Oxford in England, which is coordinated through the Oxford Study Abroad Programme.  Successful completion of this program will count toward four credits of IWP coursework as a general elective (Each tutorial session is equivalent…

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