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The IWP Student Speaker Series features the research of the IWP student body.

With the goal of providing IWP students with the opportunity to present a research paper of their choosing to the greater IWP community and general public, this initiative seeks to provide an environment in which IWP students engage with and respond to one another’s work, following which the floor is opened to discussion.

Learn more about speaking in this series.

Past lectures in this series include:

Muqtada al-Sadr and the Mahdi Army: Friend or Foe
with Caroline Hickey
IWP Student Symposium 2021
May 13, 2021
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Avenging Angels: Russia’s Legacy of Female Terrorism
with Emily Miller
IWP Student Symposium 2021
May 13, 2021
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Incels as a Domestic Terrorist Group
with Hannah Wilk
IWP Student Symposium 2021
May 13, 2021
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The Implications of China’s Belt & Road Initiative for US National Security
with Jared K. Martin
IWP Student Symposium 2020
September 11, 2020
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New Age Public Diplomacy
with Phoebe Gor
IWP Student Symposium 2020
September 11, 2020
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Deal of the Decade: How the United States Should Handle Afghanistan
with Caroline Hickey
IWP Student Symposium 2020
September 11, 2020
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ACTING – In the Interest of National Security
with Sebastian Smeureanu
August 4, 2020
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IWP Student Symposium 2019
with Erik Khzmalyan, Kelly Zug, Helen Lamm, and Tobias Brandt, IWP Class of 2019
May 16, 2019
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America and Canada: The Statecraft of Two Nations
with Cory Ott
April 18, 2019
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North Korea: Understanding and Exploiting the Most Reclusive Human Intelligence Target
with Amanda Won
October 29, 2018

The Impact of Religion on the American Character
with Tobias Brandt
October 2, 2018
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Russia’s Pacific Fleet: History, Strategy, and Attempts for Revival
with Erik Khzmalyan
May 17, 2018
IWP Student Symposium
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What the Founders Took for Granted
with with Helen Lamm
IWP Student Symposium
May 17, 2018

Chinese Economic and Security Statecraft in Central Asia
with David Stoffey
May 17, 2018
IWP Student Symposium
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Terrorist Threat in the Mali and Sahel Region
with Mamadou Niang
May 17, 2018
IWP Student Symposium
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Chinese Methods for Industrial Espionage
a lecture with Mr. Logan Dopp, Current graduate student at The Institute of World Politics
April 19, 2018
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Why Some Fail and Others Succeed: An Analysis of The Iranian Revolutionary
Guard Corps Quds Force in Iraq and Syria
with Travis Morrison
June 30, 2016
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Indian Naval Strategy: Ensuring Cooperative Behavior for U.S. Interests
with James Di Pane
June 14, 2016
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Student Symposium 2016
Co-hosted by IWP Student Ambassadors
May 19, 2016
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What Public Service Meant to the Founding Fathers
with Samuel Greenwood
October 28, 2015
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Student Symposium 2015: The Greater Syrian-Mesopotamian Crisis
Co-hosted by IWP Student Ambassadors
May 14, 2015
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