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The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition. **Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition. **Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**
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The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft, based on knowledge and appreciation of the principles of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition. **Please note that the views expressed by our guest lecturers do not necessarily reflect the views of The Institute of World Politics.**

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China Builds for Global Power Projection

10/29/2018
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About the Lecture: In a gathering trend previously discounted by some analysts, China is building the means to achieve global military power projection. By the 2030s China's People's Liberation Army will have robust and growing capabilities in the areas of maritime and airmobile global power projection, and will be contesting control of the Earth-Moon system. The United States can continue to deter China into the 2030s by achieving early astro-strategic advantages, staying ahead in emerging...

Duration:01:16:54

The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, The Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War

10/19/2018
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This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by founder and moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP alumna. About the Book: This highly accessible book provides new material and a fresh perspective on American National Intelligence practice, focusing on the first fifty years of the twentieth century, when the United States took on the responsibilities of a global superpower during the first years of the Cold War. Late to the art of intelligence, the United States during World War II...

Duration:01:23:25

Democratic Governance as a Strategic Concept for Latin America

10/18/2018
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About the Lecture: Amidst the collapse of the “socialist paradise” of Venezuela, expanding bloodshed in Nicaragua, refugees fleeing Central American gang extortion, the election of a leftist populist president in violence-torn Mexico, and Chinese and Russian advances across the region, Dr. Ellis draws the conclusion: The U.S. needs a strategic concept for what it is trying to achieve in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Ellis will argue that advancing “democratic governance” is a useful...

Duration:01:25:15

The Virtue of Nationalism

10/17/2018
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About the Book: Nationalism is the issue of our age. From Donald Trump's "America First" politics to Brexit to the rise of the right in Europe, events have forced a crucial debate: Should we fight for international government, or should the world's nations keep their independence and self-determination? In The Virtue of Nationalism, Yoram Hazony contends that a world of sovereign nations is the only option for those who care about personal and collective freedom. He recounts how, beginning...

Duration:01:22:57

Superpower China: The "Great Game Changer"

10/12/2018
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A geopolitical game of “Gō” now unfolds between the rising Chinese superpower and the status quo powers of the Indo-Pacific led by the United States while Russia holds Eurasia's pivot point. This great “Gō” Game is on the cusp of power transitions comparable to the rise of Japan at the end of the nineteenth century and America’s Pacific preeminence in the mid-twentieth. Across the Indo-Pacific, geopolitical change surges Tsunami-like throughout the region. Politicians, statesmen, soldiers,...

Duration:01:16:47

The Impact of Religion on the American Character

10/4/2018
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This event is a part of the Student Lecture Series at IWP. About the Lecture: The United States, like most Western liberal countries, is a secular nation, as the American Founders established a political system that effectively separates Church and State. Nevertheless, religion has played an important role in developing the “American Character.” The speaker will discuss how religion was indispensable for the success of the young American Republic and argue that it is nearly impossible to...

Duration:01:03:11

The League of the Militant Godless

10/1/2018
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About the Lecture: The speaker will discuss Soviet antireligious activism and propaganda, taking a look at "volunteer" activism and analyzing the artistic renderings of religion in Bezbozhnik - the propaganda apparatus of the League of the Militant Godless. This event is sponsored by the Center for Intermarium Studies and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP. About the Speaker: Helen Lamm is from the great state of South Carolina. In 2017, she graduated magna cum laude from Wofford...

Duration:00:37:25

North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa

10/1/2018
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About the Book: In North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. analyzes relevant North Korean military capabilities, what arms the nation provides, and to whom, how it skirts its sanctions, and how North Korea's activities can best be contained. He traces illicit networks that lead to state and nonstate actors in the Middle East, including Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, and throughout Africa, including at...

Duration:01:13:32

Russian Military History

9/17/2018
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This event is the eighth annual Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture in honor of Gen. Walter Jajko. It is sponsored by the Center for Intermarium Studies and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics. About the Lecture: This lecture will explore the military history of Russia, going back to pre-imperial times, in order to analyze the Russian Federation's recent actions toward the United States, NATO, and Europe. Russia has historically viewed war in a different...

Duration:00:55:39

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

8/6/2018
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Dr. Paul Kengor gave a lecture on his book "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism" on July 31, 2018, at The Institute of World Politics. About the Lecture: Communism has wrecked national economies, enslaved whole peoples, and killed more than a hundred million men and women. What's not to like? Too many young Americans are supporting communism. Millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, and 25 percent have a positive view of Lenin. One in four Americans believe that George W. Bush...

Duration:01:04:50

America’s Generational Challenge: China

7/30/2018
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Mr. Roy Kamphausen gave a lecture called "America’s Generational Challenge: China" at The Institute of World Politics on July 18, 2018. About the Lecture: Roy Kamphausen will address the multi-faceted series of structural challenges that China presents to the U.S. About the Speaker: Roy D. Kamphausen is Senior Vice President for Research at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). He provides executive leadership to NBR’s policy research agenda on security, politics, energy, economics,...

Duration:01:07:00

Energy Trends: Nuclear and Non-nuclear

7/17/2018
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Professor Henry D. Sokolski gave a lecture on "Energy Trends: Nuclear and Non-nuclear" at The Institute of World Politics on July 16, 2018. About the Lecture: With the Trump administration's proposed financial relief of the coal and nuclear industries in the name of national security, energy economics has re-emerged as a topic for national debate. So far, much of this discussion has been cast as a contest between market economics and national security. What might the vulnerabilities of...

Duration:01:31:42

Seoul Leadership, Seoul Power: Riding the Korean Wave

7/13/2018
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Dr. Michael Lammbrau gave a lecture called "Seoul Leadership, Seoul Power: Riding the Korean Wave" at The Institute of World Politics on July 12, 2018. About the Lecture: Many around the world are likely to forget the impact of the Korean War and its aftermath, but the Korean people cannot forget. Rather, they continue forward, leading East Asia and the world toward a peaceful resolution to the Korean War and the division of the Korean peninsula. From the peaceful transformative power of the...

Duration:00:59:27

Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy

7/12/2018
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Jaroslaw Martyniuk gave a lecture on his book "Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy" on July 11, 2018, at The Institute of World Politics. This event was sponsored by the Center for Intermarium Studies and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. About the Book: A sweeping panorama of the author's life from the outbreak of WWII to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The narrative begins in Ukraine and ends in Paris where he coordinated the work of fifty undercover interviewers engaged...

Duration:01:13:25

Panel 3: Deterring and Defending against the North Korean Threat

7/5/2018
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The Institute of World Politics hosted the COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference beginning June 28 through June 29, 2018. This event was co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies, the Korean Defense Veterans Association, and The Institute of World Politics. The first panel focused on deterring and defending against the North Korean threat and was moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Kim Jae Chang. Taewoo Kim discussed his paper "Toward New Alliance Strategies: Preparing...

Duration:02:24:59

Panel 2: ROK-US Alliance Issues under Moon & Trump

7/3/2018
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The Institute of World Politics hosted the COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference beginning June 28 through June 29, 2018. This event was co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies, the Korean Defense Veterans Association, and The Institute of World Politics. The second panel focused on ROK-US alliance issues under presidents Moon & Trump and was moderated by Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli. Bruce Bechtol discussed his paper "North Korea's military developments and...

Duration:02:19:23

Luncheon Speech with ROK Ambassador to USA

7/2/2018
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The Institute of World Politics hosted the COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference beginning June 28 through June 29, 2018. This event was co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies, the Korean Defense Veterans Association, and The Institute of World Politics. The ROK ambassador to the United States, Cho Yoon-je, gave luncheon speech on the first day of the conference.

Duration:00:07:13

Panel 1: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

7/2/2018
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The Institute of World Politics hosted the COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference beginning June 28 through June 29, 2018. This event was co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies, the Korean Defense Veterans Association, and The Institute of World Politics. The first panel focused on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and was moderated by Gen. (Ret.) Kim Jae Chang. Dae-Sung Song discussed his paper "The role of the ROK-US alliance for denuclearization of...

Duration:02:09:39

COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference: Opening Ceremony and Remarks

7/2/2018
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The Institute of World Politics hosted the COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference beginning June 28 through June 29, 2018. This event was co-sponsored by the Council on Korea-U.S. Security Studies, the Korean Defense Veterans Association, and The Institute of World Politics. The conference began with remarks by Dr. John Lenczowski, IWP's founder and president, and chairmen Gen. (Ret.) John Tilelli and Gen. (Ret.) Byungkwan Kim.

Duration:00:09:52

OCEANS VENTURED: Winning The Cold War at Sea

6/26/2018
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Author John Lehman talked about his book "OCEANS VENTURED: Winning The Cold War at Sea" during a lecture on June 25, 2018, at The Institute of World Politics. About the Book: A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents. When Ronald Reagan took office in January 1981, the United States and NATO were losing the Cold War. The USSR had superiority in conventional weapons and manpower in Europe, and had embarked on a...

Duration:00:43:31