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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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President Trump and Iran: Cutting Through the Misinformation

10/4/2019
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About the Lecture: This lecture will focus on the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and the Administration’s strategy towards Iran. Michael Pregent will discuss the reasons for the Administration’s withdrawal from the JCPOA, the rationale behind the Administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, the Administration’s naming of the IRGC as a terrorist organization and the impact that action may have on Iran’s ability to exercise influence in...

Duration:01:05:04

War and Humanitarianism: The Case of Maurice Pate (1894-1965)

10/1/2019
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This lecture is our ninth annual Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture held 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: About the Lecture: Maurice Pate (1894-1965) was an American gentleman of the old WASP school who already early in his youth felt an urge to help civilian victims, children in particular, of war, revolution, and other calamities. He will...

Duration:00:55:07

Russification vs Westernization: battle for hearts and minds of Belarusians

9/26/2019
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About the Lecture: Belarus can’t find a way out of geopolitical turbulence. In contrast to neighboring Ukraine, Russian meddling here is mostly done through soft power. But the Belarusian society is growing more resilient in the face of the Kremlin’s narratives. Confronting Russian revanchism, Belarusians embrace their pre-soviet history, like a heritage of Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzeczpospolita. Before Presidential elections next year, and Population census this fall, a discussion...

Duration:01:09:07

Israel’s Energy Security and Strategy: Changing Dynamics in the Age of Gas

9/24/2019
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About the Lecture: Until about two decades ago, Israel imported 98 percent of its energy requirements from far off places on the globe. Although located in a region rich in oil and gas, relation of political enmity with the producers effectively rendered the Jewish state an energy island, isolated from intra-regional energy trade and electricity grids. Securing energy supply from abroad has always been a major concern of Israeli policymakers. However, with the discovery of natural gas in its...

Duration:01:22:40

The war begins: Poland, September 1939

9/19/2019
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About the lecture: Dr. Chodakiewicz will discuss the details of the Nazi and the Soviet attack on Poland in 1939. He will explain pre-war diplomatic arrangements and the impossible predicament of Poland stuck between Germany and the Soviet Union. About the Speaker: Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz holds The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics, where he also serves as a Professor of History and teaches courses on Geography and Strategy, Contemporary Politics and...

Duration:01:00:38

The Fight So Far

9/16/2019
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Title: The Fight So Far About the Lecture: Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, USA, Ret. will discuss a strategic review of the US Government’s efforts against terrorism, both past and present. About the Speaker: Michael K. Nagata retired from the US Army in 2019 after 38 years of Active Duty, 34 of which were spent in US Special Operations. His final position was Director of Strategy for the National Counterterrorism Center from 2016 to 2019. As an Officer, he initially served as a Platoon...

Duration:01:09:29

How NGOs are Using Digital Media to Advance Human Rights

8/8/2019
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The Mission of the Republic of Senegal to the UN hosted a United Nations roundtable for 14+ member nations on July 30, 2019. Dr. Matthew Daniels of IWP, Stephen Enada of the Int Committee on Nigeria, and Katy Money of Ushahidi led the discussion on how NGOs are using digital media.

Duration:01:00:32

Losing One’s Country Twice, Finding it Once

7/11/2019
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Title: Losing One’s Country Twice, Finding it Once About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of The Loss of Country Panel, which was held at The Institute of World Politics on June 13th. About the Panelist: Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz holds The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics, where he also serves as a Professor of History and teaches courses on Geography and Strategy, Contemporary Politics and Diplomacy, Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, and Mass...

Duration:01:22:49

To Lose a Country: France 1940

7/10/2019
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Title: To Lose a Country: France 1940 About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of The Loss of Country Panel, which was held at The Institute of World Politics on June 13th. About the Panelist: Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr. is a Professor Emeritus at The Institute of World Politics and teaches History of American Foreign Policy, History of International Relations, Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges. He served for many years as the...

Duration:00:55:44

The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China

7/3/2019
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Title: The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of The Loss of Country Panel, which was held at The Institute of World Politics on June 13th. About the Panelist: Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian, was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000 to 2016. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Gerhart...

Duration:00:24:37

Citizens as Instruments of National Power

7/2/2019
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Title: Citizens as Instruments of National Power About the Lecture: To achieve national security and foreign policy objectives, the United States must embrace new approaches and use all instruments of national power, including our citizens and private sector. This talk will discuss how private resources and new models of private-public collaboration are complementing U.S. government capabilities in Ukraine, Syria, Serbia, Laos, West Africa, and elsewhere. About the Speaker: Mr. Jim Hake...

Duration:01:00:24

Chinese Influence Operations Against Taiwan and Beyond

7/1/2019
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Title: Chinese Influence Operations Against Taiwan and Beyond This event is sponsored by IWP’s China lecture series. About the Lecture: J. Michael Cole will explore ongoing influence operations by China against one of the principal targets of its political warfare activities. He will then make the case for greater cooperation between Taiwan and other democracies worldwide. About the Speaker: About the Speaker: J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based Senior Fellow with the Global Taiwan Institute...

Duration:01:07:25

A Journey to the Gulag: Experiencing History Through Virtual Reality

6/20/2019
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Title: A Journey to the Gulag: Experiencing History Through Virtual Reality This event is sponsored by IWP’s Intermarium Lecture Series. To learn more about A Journey to the Gulag please visit Gulag.cz. About the Lecture: Around 20 million people went through the horrors of Soviet labor camps. At least 1.6 million of them died. Among the victims of Soviet repression were also people from European countries and the U.S. Currently, with the exception of the former Perm-36 project, there aren’t...

Duration:00:08:44

Human Liberty 2.0 Advancing Universal Rights in the Digital Age

6/19/2019
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About the Book: In the era of rising authoritarianism around the world, ordinary people are harnessing the power of digital and social media to advance the universal rights of all human beings in ways never before possible. A blogging revolution in Iran led to new demands for fair elections and human rights. USB drives and SD cards loaded with hours of 'outside' music, news and television, has helped to introduce basic human rights concepts to North Koreans living under authoritarian rule....

Duration:00:45:40

Red Crew: Fighting the War on Drugs with Reagan’s Coast Guard

6/10/2019
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About the Book: Red Crew: Fighting the War on Drugs with Reagan’s Coast Guard is a first-hand account of U.S. Coast Guard anti-smuggling operations during the early years of the nation's maritime war on drugs. Jim Howe describes his experience as the executive officer of a specialized drug-hunting crew that sailed in then-state-of-the-art "surface effect ships," a small flotilla of high-speed vessels pressed into the drug war on short notice. In the early 1980s, South Florida and the...

Duration:00:57:27

Turkey and America: East & West - Where the Twain Meet

6/4/2019
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About the Book: Turkey and America: East & West - Where the Twain Meet is a synthesis of the author’s now lifetime of deep and abiding personal and professional experiences that have led to his deep understanding of the American Experience, the Mediterranean World, and U.S.-Turkish relations. The narrative guides the audience to bridges, where others may see only chasms. The reader is transported, back and forth, from East to West, across the centuries, juxtaposing geography and discovery,...

Duration:01:10:39

Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship

5/31/2019
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About the Book: Since September 11, 2001, the CIA and DoD have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and during counterterrorism operations. Although the global war on terrorism gave the CIA and DoD a common purpose, it was actions taken in the late eighties and early nineties that set the foundation for their current relationship. Driven by the post--Cold War environment and lessons learned during military operations, policy makers made intelligence support to the military the...

Duration:01:04:14

Valedictory Remarks By Jack Doyle, IWP Class Of 2019

5/30/2019
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Jack Doyle, Valedictorian of the IWP Class of 2019, gave remarks during IWP's Commencement ceremony, which took place at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 18. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy

Duration:00:04:16

Gender Systems and National Security

5/29/2019
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Title: Gender Systems and National Security This lecture is a part of the The Institute of World Politics' 2019 Student Symposium that was held on May 16th. About the Lecture: The lecture will examine how various cultures’ practices relating to courtship, marriage, and reproduction play out in the extended order as national security issues. About the Speaker: Helen Lamm is an M.A. candidate in Statecraft and International Affairs at the Institute of World Politics with a concentration in...

Duration:00:16:35

Remarks by General John W. Nicholson, Jr., USA (Ret.) at IWP Commencement

5/24/2019
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General John W. Nicholson, Jr., USA (Ret.), "Mick," former Commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan and NATO Resolute Support Mission, gave the keynote address at IWP Commencement on May 18. 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel. The Institute of World Politics awarded him with a Doctorate of Laws, Honoris Causa.

Duration:00:33:28