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Ancient and Modern Democracy: Ideology, Morphology, and Pathology
Feb 18 • 70 min
About the Lecture: “Our democracy is getting self-destroyed, for it abused the rights of freedom and of equality; for it taught the citizens to regard insolence as a right, illegality as freedom, impertinence as equality, and anarchy as happiness.”…
Corruption and the Democratic Process in Angola
Feb 12 • 72 min
About the Lecture: The aim of this lecture is to discuss present and future of Angolan political process and how corruption is undermining the new democratic process in this country. About the Panelists: Florindo Chivucute is the founder and Executive…
Socialism Then and Now: Cultural Marxism Debate
Feb 6 • 113 min
About the Event: On November 15, 2019, the Institute of World Politics hosted a special day-long debate event examining the past, present, and future of Socialism/Communism. Sponsored by the Claremont Institute together with the Victims of Communism…
Socialism Then and Now: The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Feb 6 • 61 min
About the Event: On November 15, 2019, the Institute of World Politics hosted a special day-long debate event examining the past, present, and future of Socialism/Communism. Sponsored by the Claremont Institute together with the Victims of Communism…
Socialism Then and Now: Are Socialism & Communism still viable?
Feb 6 • 128 min
About the Event: On November 15, 2019, the Institute of World Politics hosted a special day-long debate event examining the past, present, and future of Socialism/Communism. Sponsored by the Claremont Institute together with the Victims of Communism…
Russian Worldview, Grand Strategy and Cyberspace
Jan 31 • 62 min
About the lecture: What is the origin of Russian behavior in international politics? What is their worldview and grand strategy? How do they apply it in Cyberspace and what are the implications for the US and the West? This presentation will delve into…
China’s Vision of Victory
Jan 28 • 70 min
About the Book: A path-breaking work on Chinese global strategy, China’s Vision of Victory brings the reader to a new understanding of China’s grand-scale planning and ambitions. From seabed to space, from Africa to the Antarctic, from subsurface warfare…
Philippines-US Relations in a Changing Indo-Pacific
Jan 24 • 44 min
About the Lecture: Ambassador Romualdez will speak on Philippines-US relations in the context of a quickly changing Indo-Pacific, including the emerging economic, political, and strategic realities of the region. He will also touch on the strong history…
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain
Jan 23 • 68 min
About the book: Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History and Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year Award The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution’s success depended on substantial military assistance provided…
The Global Counterterrorism Fight Since 2017
Jan 21 • 70 min
About the Lecture: The Trump administration quietly undertook a range of counterterrorism efforts during its first year, allowing President Trump to rightfully claim at the State of the Union address in January 2018 that, under his administration, ISIS…
Three cases of Polish captivity in the years 1918 – 1924
Jan 21 • 33 min
This event is a part of IWP’s Intermarium Lecture Series. Three cases of Polish captivity in years 1918 – 1924: Galician Ukrainians, “Petlura’s” Ukrainians and Bolsheviks – a comparative study About the lecture: Just after Poland had regained its…
Russia’s Use of Private Military Companies to Advance Foreign Policy Goals
Jan 16 • 48 min
About the Lecture: International law prohibits the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries. Mercenaries do not enjoy the rights of armed combatants such as to be treated as prisoners of war pursuant to Geneva Convention Norms. Notably, the…
What does moral courage have to do with the return of Americans taken hostage?
Jan 14 • 63 min
This event is sponsored by the IWP’s Student Veterans Association. About the Lecture: Ms. Diane Foley will discuss her personal account of her son, James W. Foley, an American freelance journalist who was taken hostage in Syria in 2012, tortured and…
Sneak Peek into forthcoming book ‘The Bonfire of the Verities’
Jan 9 • 64 min
Sneak Peek into forthcoming book “The Bonfire of the Verities” Pathologies of Public Policy Decision-Making and How to Fix Them. About the Book: Recent times in America are scarred by rampant public policy failures, leading to catastrophic involvements in…
National Security, Whistle-Blowers and the Nature of Secrecy
Jan 7 • 72 min
Title: National Security, Whistle-Blowers and the Nature of Secrecy This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by Founder and Moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP Alumna. About the Lecture: The significance of Edward Snowden’s revelations has…
Witold Pilecki: an ordinary man turned volunteer for Auschwitz? ​
Dec 19, 2019 • 56 min
About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of the 12th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference that was held on November 23, 2019, at The Institute of World Politics. Rotamaster Witold Pilecki, a Polish intelligence operator who volunteered for Auschwitz, is…
Polish lands 1939-1956: Civilians’ Survival Strategies During the War, Occupation, and Liberation​
Dec 18, 2019 • 59 min
About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of the 12th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference that was held on November 23, 2019, at The Institute of World Politics. The Polish population suffered huge losses during WWII. Millions of soldiers and civilians…
The town of Pinsk, the gubernya of Minsk: On the Eve of the Great War​
Dec 18, 2019 • 57 min
Title: The town of Pinsk, the gubernya of Minsk: On the Eve of the Great War​ About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of the 12th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference that was held on November 23, 2019, at The Institute of World Politics. Dr. Chodakiewicz…
The Miracle Man on the Vistula​​
Dec 17, 2019 • 40 min
About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of the 12th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference that was held on November 23, 2019, at The Institute of World Politics. This year is the 100th anniversary of Herbert Hoover’s visit to Poland as head of the American…
The Way Forward in the Post Revolution Sudan
Dec 12, 2019 • 69 min
About the Event: Our distinguished panelists will discuss the political stability and peace prospects, economic, social cohesion, and the way forward in Sudan in the post-revolution era now under a civilian government and the ongoing peace negotiations…
How Nation States Attack High Value Assets
Dec 11, 2019 • 35 min
About the Lecture: Technologist Eric Fulton will discuss “How Nation States Attack High Value Assets,” with an emphasis on Chinese action. He will draw from his extensive experience in technology, hacking, and internet related issues, including his work…
Ideology: A Word in Search of Meaning
Dec 10, 2019 • 68 min
About the Lecture: In current political conversations and reporting, the word “ideology” seems to have a plethora of meanings, often not clearly related to one another and sometimes clearly inconsistent with each other. The word is commonly used to mean a…
Remarks: Encounter with Katyn
Dec 9, 2019 • 13 min
About the Book: Generally, there are two major approaches in research on Katyn: the perspective of the victims and, to a somewhat lesser extent, the perpetrators‘ perspective. In his Encounter with Katyn Wolsza has touched upon another dimension of this…
Encounter With Katyn
Dec 9, 2019 • 105 min
About the Book: Generally, there are two major approaches in research on Katyn: the perspective of the victims and, to a somewhat lesser extent, the perpetrators‘ perspective. In his Encounter with Katyn Wolsza has touched upon another dimension of this…
What Thucydides can Teach Us About Hong Kong and China: a Critical Response
Dec 5, 2019 • 79 min
About the Lecture: In 2017, Graham Allison, founding dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and former assistant secretary of defense, published “Destined For War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” Allison’s Thucydides’s Trap rapidly became an…
The War for Muddy Waters: Pirates, Terrorists, Traffickers, and Maritime Insecurity
Dec 4, 2019 • 57 min
About the Book: Historically, operations and studies regarding maritime security focus on individual threats (e.g., piracy, terrorism, narcotics, etc.) and individual measures to target them (e.g., counter-piracy, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics).…
Federal Pianist: The Rueful Tales of the Only One
Dec 3, 2019 • 93 min
About the book: In the halcyon days of the Reagan administration, a young artist was brought in to give the president’s closest friend piano lessons with White House clearance as a political appointee. What the young pianist saw is what few Americans…
The Middle Eastern Origin of the Venezuela Crisis
Nov 26, 2019 • 74 min
About the Lecture: The Maduro regime in Venezuela is sustained through a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted, sophisticated matrix of foreign and domestic actors that includes armed groups in Venezuela and transnational criminal and foreign terrorist…
Examining the Construct of Great-Power Competition
Nov 25, 2019 • 71 min
About the Lecture: The Trump Administration’s national defense strategy contains the following judgment: “The central challenge to U.S. prosperity and security is the reemergence of long-term, strategic competition by…revisionist powers.” Why has…
Leadership … With Chinese Characteristics
Nov 22, 2019 • 88 min
About the Lecture: What sorts of people rise to leadership in the Chinese Communist Party? How do they get to the top? What qualities define them? How should we deal with them? A retired American diplomat speaks from his experience in China. About the…
Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept
Nov 19, 2019 • 59 min
About the Book: The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America’s national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America’s…
Measuring Energy Security Risk: Assessing Risk in a Global Energy Market
Nov 18, 2019 • 67 min
About the Lecture: Energy security has been a perennial concern since the early 1970s. But what exactly do we mean by energy security, and how do we know if it’s getting better or worse? This presentation discusses different dimensions of U.S. energy…
Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria
Nov 7, 2019 • 61 min
About the Book: In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising…
The Red Sea Region between War and Reconciliation
Nov 6, 2019 • 67 min
About the Book: The Red Sea is one of the world’s most important trade routes, a theater of power struggle among local, regional, and global powers. Military and political developments continue to impact on the geostrategic landscape of the region in the…
Continuous Cyber Security Management: An industry standards based approach
Oct 23, 2019 • 43 min
About the Lecture: This lecture will discuss an industry standards based approach to manage cyber security threats. The focus will be to understand holistically where weaknesses exist and the overall cyber security posture. Also discussed will be a…
President Trump and Iran: Cutting Through the Misinformation
Oct 4, 2019 • 64 min
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…
War and Humanitarianism: The Case of Maurice Pate (1894-1965)
Oct 1, 2019 • 54 min
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:…
Russification vs Westernization: battle for hearts and minds of Belarusians
Sep 26, 2019 • 68 min
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…
Israel’s Energy Security and Strategy: Changing Dynamics in the Age of Gas
Sep 24, 2019 • 82 min
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 war begins: Poland, September 1939
Sep 19, 2019 • 60 min
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 Fight So Far
Sep 16, 2019 • 68 min
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…
How NGOs are Using Digital Media to Advance Human Rights
Aug 8, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Losing One’s Country Twice, Finding it Once
Jul 11, 2019 • 82 min
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…
To Lose a Country: France 1940
Jul 10, 2019 • 55 min
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…
The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China
Jul 3, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Citizens as Instruments of National Power
Jul 2, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Chinese Influence Operations Against Taiwan and Beyond
Jul 1, 2019 • 67 min
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…
A Journey to the Gulag: Experiencing History Through Virtual Reality
Jun 20, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Human Liberty 2.0 Advancing Universal Rights in the Digital Age
Jun 19, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Red Crew: Fighting the War on Drugs with Reagan’s Coast Guard
Jun 10, 2019 • 57 min
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…
Turkey and America: East & West - Where the Twain Meet
Jun 4, 2019 • 70 min
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…
Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship
May 31, 2019 • 63 min
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…
Valedictory Remarks By Jack Doyle, IWP Class Of 2019
May 30, 2019 • 4 min
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
Gender Systems and National Security
May 29, 2019 • 16 min
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,…
Remarks by General John W. Nicholson, Jr., USA (Ret.) at IWP Commencement
May 24, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Remarks By John Lenczowski At IWP Commencement 2019
May 22, 2019 • 17 min
Founder and President of The Institute of World Politics, John Lenczowski, delivered remarks at IWP’s Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy
Invocation By Captain Christopher D. Glass, Sr., USN (Ret.) At IWP Commencement 2019
May 22, 2019 • 4 min
The invocation at The Institute of World Politics Commencement on May 18, 2019, was given by Captain Christopher D. Glass, Sr., USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President for Professional Affiliations at IWP and also an IWP parent. Video by Adam Savit, Center for…
Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Germany: An Assessment of the Threat and Policy Options
May 21, 2019 • 27 min
Title: Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Germany: An Assessment of the Threat and Policy Options This lecture is a part of the The Institute of World Politics’ 2019 Student Symposium that was held on May 16th. About the Lecture: In the wake of the…
Challenges of the Millennial Generation Towards the Future of U.S. National Security
May 20, 2019 • 22 min
Title: Challenges of the Millennial Generation Towards the Future of U.S. 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…
The Geopolitics of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: Maritime Theory or Practice?
May 20, 2019 • 26 min
Title: The Geopolitics of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: Maritime Theory or Practice? 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 the…
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Story of Assessment and Strategic Adaptation
May 9, 2019 • 65 min
Title: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Story of Assessment and Strategic Adaptation This lecture is a part of The Institute of World Politics’ China in the World: 21st Century Challenges series. This event is co-sponsored by The Institute of World…
Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism
Apr 30, 2019 • 84 min
Title: Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism About the Book: Socialism was man’s most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in “science.” Each failure to create societies of abundance or…
New Dynamics of Energy Security; US sanctions on Iran & Venezuela, Shale boom & OPEC
Apr 29, 2019 • 60 min
Title: New Dynamics of Energy Security; US sanctions on Iran & Venezuela, Shale boom & OPEC About the Lecture: In this lecture Dr. Vakhshouri will discuss the new trends and development in the energy industry and their impacts on global energy security.…
America and Canada: The Statecraft of Two Nations
Apr 24, 2019 • 36 min
Title: America and Canada: The Statecraft of Two Nations This lecture is a part of The Institute of World Politics’ Student Speaker Series. About the Lecture: This event will discuss the ideological differences between America and Canada and how those…
Blockchain 2035: The Digital DNA of Internet 3.0
Apr 17, 2019 • 70 min
About the Book: Blockchain 2035: The Digital DNA of Internet 3.0 is the first book ever written by a Blockchain founder and encapsulates nearly a decade of experience at the bleeding edge of the technology. It includes an introduction to the core…
The Weaponization of Social Media
Apr 12, 2019 • 38 min
Title: The Weaponization of Social Media This lecture is a part of The Institute of World Politics Capitol Hill Speaker Series. About the Lecture: Ethan Burger will examine the relevance of the Russian concepts ‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Cyberwarfare’ as applied…
Between Politics and Social Work
Apr 11, 2019 • 31 min
Written by: Dr. Jolanta Mysiakowska-Muszyńska, Scholar of the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw Presented by: Maria Juczewska, Associate Director, Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies Full Title: Between Politics and Social Work: A Study of…
Boris Smyslovski: WWII, White Russian, Counterinsurgency and Counterintelligence
Apr 10, 2019 • 49 min
Title: Boris Smyslovski: WWII, White Russian, Counterinsurgency and Counterintelligence About the Lecture: This lecture is a part of The Ninth Annual Lady Blanka Rosential Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium that was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at The…
For the Entente’s Cause in Tsarist Uniforms: Polish Military Formations in Tsarist Russia During WWI
Apr 9, 2019 • 57 min
Full Title: For the Entente’s Cause in Tsarist Uniforms: Polish Military Formations in Tsarist Russia During WWI (1914–1918) About the Lecture: This lecture was a part of The Ninth Annual Lady Blanka Rosential Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium held on…
The United States’ Practice of Wartime Detention
Apr 3, 2019 • 60 min
About the Lecture: Over the past twenty years, the United States’ practice of wartime detention has received a great deal of criticism and controversy. Yet, detention is a lawful, humane, and important part of armed conflict. Having long ago moved beyond…
The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder
Mar 28, 2019 • 72 min
About the Book: Though our military remains undefeated, the United States has lost every war since World War II. But within a generation, our military’s fate will undoubtedly change if we continue to cling to the past. Today, more than eighty years after…
Chinese Espionage and U.S. Security
Mar 25, 2019 • 62 min
About the Lecture: Mr. Eftimiades will discuss China’s espionage scope, operational methods, targets, and the impact on U.S. national security. The discussion presents analysis of over 280 cases of Chinese espionage. About the Speaker: Nicholas Eftimiades…
China: Kidnapped by the Communist Party
Mar 14, 2019 • 72 min
This discussion is a part of IWP’s China series. About the Lecture: The Chinese Communist Party has ruled China for decades, bringing untold disaster upon the Chinese people. Why is it so tenacious, and why do democratic nations continue to engage with…
The Challenge of Counterintelligence Cultures
Mar 4, 2019 • 77 min
The Third Annual Herb Romerstein Memorial Propaganda and Deception Lecture: The Challenge of Counterintelligence Cultures: The Counterintelligence State from Tsarist Russia and the USSR, to Putin’s Russia, the PRC, Cuba & Venezuela, and Resurgent Militant…
Belarus Under Putin’s Radar
Feb 27, 2019 • 67 min
About the Lecture: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made it clear to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenka: Minsk must take steps towards deeper integration between the two countries. Polls have shown that, following the rise of Russian media…
The Economics of Targeted Sanctions
Feb 22, 2019 • 61 min
About the Lecture: While broad economic sanctions have long been used as instruments of foreign policy, targeted sanctions focusing on specific individuals, entities, and transactions are relatively new and less understood. Dr. Ahn will present some of…
No God, No Civilization: The New Atheism and the Fantasy of Perpetual Progress
Feb 14, 2019 • 52 min
About the Book: For centuries an aggressive secularism has fought to occupy the place once held by religion in Western society. Its intellectual leaders are ambitious. Their goal is to remove God from public discourse and then from memory. While they…
Diplomacy Through Aid: The 2014 - 2015 West African Ebola Epidemic
Feb 13, 2019 • 70 min
About the Lecture: This lecture will focus on the background of the build up to the 2014 - 2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa and what the United States Government did to respond to this epidemic. Steven VanRoekel will discuss how the US tackled the…
Insider Spies: New Ideas to Counter the Threat
Feb 13, 2019 • 94 min
This is the Sixth Annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture at The Institute of World Politics. About Brian Kelley Memorial Lectures: The passing of Professor Brian Kelley was a grave loss to the Institute and to our country. His knowledge, experiences and…
The Future of the European Union
Jan 31, 2019 • 69 min
This event is sponsored by the Center for Intermarium Studies and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP. About the Lecture: The European Union is facing immense internal pressures as well as complex external dilemmas. The migration crisis, Brexit,…
Insights from an Exiled Venezuelan Opposition Figure
Jan 31, 2019 • 60 min
About the Lecture: In 1927, Mr. David Smolansky’s Jewish grandparents fled Soviet Ukraine for Cuba, from which they fled to Venezuela in 1970 after Fidel Castro’s socialism caused their family business to crumble. This family history contributed to Mr.…
Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783
Jan 29, 2019 • 69 min
About the Book: Soon after the American Revolution, certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there. Over the coming generations, the United States…
Iraqi Governance and the Challenge of Iranian Interference
Jan 28, 2019 • 63 min
About the Lecture: This discussion will examine the influential role played by Iran within Iraq and the challenge of building a functioning Iraqi state in the context of Iranian penetration of Iraqi politics, economics, security, and religion. In…
Suki w Zakone: A Criminal Key to Putin’s Russia
Dec 12, 2018 • 90 min
About the lecture Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz will discuss how the criminal underworld was coopted by the Bolshevik revolution, how it was tamed and broken by the Soviet state, how it coexisted with it and infiltrated it; how it became transformed in the…
China’s Military and Geopolitical Rise and its Challenge to the US
Dec 12, 2018 • 54 min
About the Lecture: Xi Jinping, China’s Communist Party Chairman and President, has ambitious plans to make China a global power. This lecture will discuss the plans to rebuild ancient trading routes with new infrastructure that can become military bases…
Sovereignty in the 21st Century
Dec 4, 2018 • 37 min
About the Book: Sovereignty in the 21st Century and the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations describes a world already at war with itself. It is a world in which urban globalists fear and despise regional nationalists, and…
Economic Democracy: The Unexplored Foundation for a Free Economy
Dec 4, 2018 • 58 min
About the Lecture: This examination of American governance makes a rather unique comparison of economic democracy with political democracy. It will be shown that this is the mechanism that governs and regulates much of our lives, not government, and does…
The Hunt for and Identification of CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames
Nov 19, 2018 • 45 min
About the Lecture: In 1985 and 1986, the CIA experienced the unparalleled loss of its stable of Soviet assets, which all but wiped out human source reporting on the Soviet Union. In this lecture, Ms. Grimes will discuss her and her co-spy catcher’s…
Saved from Overseas: Contribution of the General Haller’s Army to the Independence of Poland
Nov 16, 2018 • 51 min
Maria Juczewska, IWP, Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. This year, we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence. One of the factors that greatly contributed to the rebirth of Poland was the support of General Haller’s…
Radical Islam and Resettlement Jihad: Are Poland and Its Neighbors the Next Potential Victims?
Nov 16, 2018 • 44 min
Matthew J. O’Brien, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Director of Research. The nations of Europe are rapidly becoming the victims of their unnecessarily generous immigration policies, their overly broad concepts of religious freedom and their…
Russian Cyber Doctrine and the Targeting of U.S. Critical Infrastructure
Nov 16, 2018 • 72 min
About the Lecture: On March 15, 2018, the DHS and FBI announced that the Russian government cyber actors had conducted, since at least March 2016, a multi-stage cyber intrusion campaign in various U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, including the…
The Secret World: A History of Intelligence
Nov 16, 2018 • 32 min
About the Book: The history of espionage is far older than any of today’s intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence…
Venezuela’s Future: Where do we go from here?
Nov 16, 2018 • 61 min
About the Lecture: The collapse of Venezuela is no longer an internal or domestic problem; its migrant exodus has made it a hemispheric crisis. Most impacted is key US ally Colombia, where they are swelling the ranks of the ELN terrorist group. Maduro…
Competitive Strategy and America’s Future
Nov 9, 2018 • 60 min
Dr. Frank Marlo is Dean of Academics at The Institute of World Politics. He formerly served as a Professor of Strategic Studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in May 2006.…
Invisible Slaves: The Victims and Perpetrators of Modern-Day Slavery
Nov 9, 2018 • 60 min
About the Book: In Invisible Slaves, W. Kurt Hauser discusses slavery around the world, with research and firsthand stories that reframe slavery as a modern-day crisis, not a historical phenomenon or third-world issue. Identifying four types of…
Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria Panel
Nov 6, 2018 • 67 min
About the Panel: Iraq and Syria have become major sources of instability in the Middle East, drawing in Islamic extremists from around the world, sending floods of refugees outside of their borders, and seeing genocide at the hands of the Islamic State.…
Confessions of a Corporate Lobbyist
Nov 6, 2018 • 88 min
About the Lecture: Mr. Maibach will share 10 lively stories of ethics, strategy and decision-making drawn from his 18 years as Vice President of Global Government Affairs at the Intel Corporation. These stories sometimes involve the first four CEOs of…
China Builds for Global Power Projection
Oct 29, 2018 • 76 min
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…
The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, The Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War
Oct 19, 2018 • 83 min
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,…
Democratic Governance as a Strategic Concept for Latin America
Oct 18, 2018 • 84 min
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…
The Virtue of Nationalism
Oct 17, 2018 • 82 min
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…
Superpower China: The “Great Game Changer”
Oct 12, 2018 • 76 min
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…
The Impact of Religion on the American Character
Oct 4, 2018 • 62 min
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.…
The League of the Militant Godless
Oct 1, 2018 • 37 min
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…
North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa
Oct 1, 2018 • 73 min
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…
Russian Military History
Sep 17, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts
Sep 7, 2018 • 75 min
About the Book: Since the end of World War II, why has the United States either lost every war it started or failed in every military intervention it prosecuted? Harlan Ullman’s new book answers this most disturbing question, a question many Americans…
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism
Aug 6, 2018 • 64 min
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…
America’s Generational Challenge: China
Jul 30, 2018 • 66 min
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…
Energy Trends: Nuclear and Non-nuclear
Jul 17, 2018 • 91 min
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…
Seoul Leadership, Seoul Power: Riding the Korean Wave
Jul 13, 2018 • 59 min
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…
Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy
Jul 12, 2018 • 72 min
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…
Panel 3: Deterring and Defending against the North Korean Threat
Jul 5, 2018 • 144 min
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,…
Panel 2: ROK-US Alliance Issues under Moon & Trump
Jul 3, 2018 • 138 min
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,…
Luncheon Speech with ROK Ambassador to USA
Jul 2, 2018 • 7 min
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,…
Panel 1: Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Jul 2, 2018 • 129 min
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,…
COKUSS/CUSKOS 33rd International Security Conference: Opening Ceremony and Remarks
Jul 2, 2018 • 9 min
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,…
OCEANS VENTURED: Winning The Cold War at Sea
Jun 26, 2018 • 43 min
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…
E Pluribus Unum in Ukraine? Reconciling Conflicting National Identity in the Borderland
Jun 26, 2018 • 62 min
James A. Rice presented his paper “E Pluribus Unum in Ukraine? Reconciling Conflicting National Identity in the Borderland” during a lecture on June 22, 2018, at The Institute of World Politics. **The views in this lecture do not necessarily reflect the…
How to do Global Privatizations from Margaret Thatcher’s Investment Banker
Jun 22, 2018 • 95 min
Robert J. Barrett III, the Honorary Chairman of Cross Keys Capital Investment Bank, gave a lecture on “How to do Global Privatizations from Margaret Thatcher’s Investment Banker” at The Institute of World Politics on June 21, 2018.
Russian Strategy and Cyber Influence Operations Against the United States
Jun 20, 2018 • 82 min
Rebekah Koffler, a threat intelligence expert on Russian Doctrine/Strategy, the founder of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting, and an IWP alumna, gave a lecture on “Russian Strategy and Cyber Influence Operations Against the United States” on June 14, 2018 at…
Who’s Afraid of China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Jun 6, 2018 • 47 min
On June 5, 2018, Dr. Christopher D. Yung explores China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s version of the Marshall Plan, during a lecture “Who’s Afraid of China’s Belt and Road Initiative? Getting to the Heart of China’s Controversial Marshall…
Corruption inside the UN: the Strategic Implications
May 25, 2018 • 79 min
Peter Gallo presented a lecture on corruption in the United Nations on May 23, 2018 at The Institute of World Politics. His talk included insight from his experiences as a former investigator in the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services,…
Commencement Address by Vice Chairman John Lovewell
May 23, 2018 • 6 min
The Institute of World Politics Vice Chairman John Lovewell gave this address at Commencement on May 19, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel.
Valedictory Remarks by CPT (P) Gregory Abide
May 23, 2018 • 4 min
CPT (P) Gregory Abide was Valedictorian of The Institute of World Politics Class of 2018. His Valedictory remarks were given at Commencement on May 19 at the Fairmont Hotel.
Commencement Address by Dr. John Lenczowski
May 23, 2018 • 18 min
The Institute of World Politics Founder and President John Lenczowski gave this address at Commencement on May 19, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel.
Address by Secretary of Defense James Mattis at IWP Commencement
May 22, 2018 • 16 min
U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis addressed the Class of 2018 at The Institute of World Politics Commencement Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, May 19.
Student Symposium: Terrorist Threat in the Mali and Sahel Region
May 22, 2018 • 18 min
Mamadou Niang presented a lecture on “Terrorist Threat in the Mali and Sahel Region” during the student symposium at The Institute of World Politics on May 17, 2018.
Student Symposium: Chinese Economic and Security Statecraft in Central Asia
May 22, 2018 • 24 min
David Stoffey presented his paper “Chinese Economic and Security Statecraft in Central Asia” during the student symposium at The Institute of World Politics on May 17, 2018.
Student Symposium: Russia’s Pacific Fleet: History, Strategy, and Attempts for Revival
May 22, 2018 • 24 min
Erik Khzmalyan presented a lecture on “Russia’s Pacific Fleet: History, Strategy, and Attempts for Revival” during the student symposium May 17, 2018 at the Institute of World Politics.
Persistent Challenges in South Asia
May 17, 2018 • 77 min
About the Panel: In August 2017, the White House unveiled a new South Asia Strategy presenting a narrow definition of victory through increased military firepower against ISIS, al-Qaida, and Taliban. While the President called for an expansion of rules of…
The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince - His Royal Highness Prince Ali Seraj
May 16, 2018 • 50 min
The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince A lecture at The Institute of World Politics, May 8, 2018. About the Book: His Royal Highness Prince Ali Seraj, a member of the royal family of Afghanistan, brings four decades of history to life—from the Cold…
Russian Lobby in Belarus: Could Belarus be the Next after Ukraine?
May 15, 2018 • 64 min
Russian Lobby in Belarus: Could Belarus be the Next after Ukraine? A lecture at The Institute of World Politics, May 8, 2018 About the lecture: After the occupation of Crimea, Russia began to expand its presence in Belarus. Hundreds of Russia-backed…
Edward Snowden: The Man Who Conned the World
Apr 26, 2018 • 85 min
About the Lecture: Edward Snowden is a polarizing figure in the world today, known by millions and the press as a champion of freedom and a whistle blower exposing extensive activities on the part of the US intelligence community to violate the civil…
Perspectives on Character Assassination
Apr 25, 2018 • 64 min
About the Panel: The 2016 U.S. presidential election provides an extensive database for scholars. Not only was the election characterized by a dramatic increase in “nasty politics,” but also by the rise of populism and political showmanship that…
Finland: The Most Capable Defence Force in Northern Europe - Brigadier General Pekka Toveri
Apr 25, 2018 • 49 min
About the Lecture: Brigadier General Pekka Toveri discussed Finland’s history and concentrated on the current structure, tasks, and development programs.
Spy Schools: How Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit U.S. Universities - Daniel Golden
Apr 25, 2018 • 37 min
About the Lecture: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden will expose how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation’s security through his book Spy Schools: How The CIA, FBI,…
Trump and Cyber Conflict: An Evidence-Based Discussion
Apr 11, 2018 • 21 min
This event was sponsored by Walter Thinfen, President and CEO at Visioneer Inc. About the Lecture: The purpose of this discussion is to better understand the perspective of the President of the United States regarding cyber conflict. Primary sources will…
Improving Energy Security - Dr. Anna Ebers Broughel
Apr 9, 2018 • 40 min
About the lecture: Based on a large-scale survey and a choice experiment, this presentation will discuss energy-related preferences and climate change beliefs in Western Estonia and Southern Ukraine. Special attention will be given to the issues of social…
Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesman - Gene Kopelson
Apr 4, 2018 • 51 min
About the Book: Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal: Ike, RFK, and Reagan’s Emergence as a World Statesman is an inspiring never-before-told history of how Ronald Reagan first began to restore pride in America when he first ran for president in the late 1960s.…
Dr. Russell Kirk Commemoration Panel
Apr 2, 2018 • 57 min
About Dr. Russell Kirk: For more than forty years, Russell Kirk was in the thick of the intellectual controversies of his time. He is the author of some thirty-two books, hundreds of periodical essays, and many short stories. Both Time and Newsweek have…
Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia - Chris Miller
Mar 16, 2018 • 30 min
About the Book: “Putin Watches Russian Economy Collapse along with His Economic Stature,” blared a headline in Time in late 2014. Yet three years have passed since the price of oil crashed in 2014, halving earnings on the product which once funded half of…
The Many Myths of Marxism - Dr. Lee Edwards
Mar 13, 2018 • 31 min
About the Lecture: Rarely in history has a political movement and its leaders promised more and produced less than Communism and its dictators from Lenin, Stalin and Mao to Castro, Pol Pot and Kim Jong Un. As chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial…
Reaping the Rewards - Dr. Wayne E. Lee
Mar 12, 2018 • 48 min
About the Lecture: Francis Bacon once opined: “Augustus Caesar would say, that he wondered that Alexander feared he should want work, having no more worlds to conquer: as if it were not as hard a matter to keep as to conquer.” Many societies have found…
Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity: Military Leadership Lessons That Work Anywhere - Paul Becker
Mar 5, 2018 • 59 min
About the Lecture: Whether in the military, government or private sector we all admire great leaders and leadership. But what’s the difference between good and great leadership? Based on observation of some of the greatest military leaders of our…
Current Affairs and Security Issues in Southeastern Europe - Predrag Boškovic, MSc
Mar 1, 2018 • 25 min
About the Speaker: Predrag Bošković, MSc, Minister of Defence of Montenegro was born in Pljevlja (Montenegro) on March 12, 1972. He finished primary and secondary school in Podgorica. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, the University of…
The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln - Dr. Allen C. Guelzo
Feb 28, 2018 • 42 min
About the Lecture: In a modern democracy, state and society occupy separate spheres, so that neither the state oppresses society, nor society dispenses with the state and descends into anarchy. The boundary zone between the two is provided by the rule of…
The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret behind the U.S. Navy’s Victory at Midway
Feb 28, 2018 • 57 min
The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret behind the U.S. Navy’s Victory at Midway by The Institute of World Politics
For Me, the Truth Is: What Relativism Is and Is Not - Joseph R. Wood
Feb 23, 2018 • 49 min
About the Lecture: This lecture will discuss what moral relativism is and is not, touch briefly on how it became so predominant in the West, and consider its effects. Is there a way out? About the Speaker: Joseph R. Wood is a retired Air Force colonel. He…
George Washington: The Indispensable President - Stephen F. Knott
Feb 21, 2018 • 27 min
About the Lecture: George Washington was inaugurated as the nation’s first president on April 30, 1789, taking the helm of an executive branch with a mandate to execute, and more importantly, define, the nebulous powers of article two of the United States…
Economic Freedom as a Threat to Terrorism - Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley
Jan 25, 2018 • 42 min
Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is an adjunct professor at IWP, where she teaches a course on Economics for Foreign Policy Makers. She is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, where she develops and…
Propaganda, Paranoia, and the Public’s Interest
Jan 23, 2018 • 33 min
About the Lecture: It’s all propaganda. Propaganda. Don’t panic. We’ve been here before. Propaganda is once again a subject of US public interest and debate, arguably for the first in three generations, since the onset of the Cold War in the 1950s. And…
The Burns-Novick Vietnam War Film: A Different Perspective
Jan 23, 2018 • 63 min
About the Panel: This panel will address the legal issue related to and the military developments specifically after 1968, on the Vietman War. It will include an alternative perspective to the war than the one presented by the Burns-Novick Vietnam War…
The Rise of Chinese Seapower: Fear, Honor, and Interest
Jan 23, 2018 • 41 min
About the Lecture: Over the past decade, China’s emergence as a major maritime power has unsettled the status quo in Asia and beyond. By assessing the sources of Chinese seapower, this presentation will argue that China’s seaward turn will pose a…
The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy & Propaganda
Dec 13, 2017 • 71 min
About the book: The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda, co-authored by Christopher C. Harmon and Randall G. Bowdish and published by Brookings Institution Press, is an entirely original study of the strategic communications of violent…
Blood Profits: Corruption and Insurgency in the Americas
Dec 7, 2017 • 35 min
About the Lecture: On the publication date of her book, Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists, Dr. Vanessa Neumann will talk about her travels around the Americas and how narcotics, corruption and other forms of illicit trade…
Slovenian War of Independence: Another Perspective
Dec 7, 2017 • 37 min
About the Lecture: Mr. Tibor Babic will be talking about the events that were taking place immediately after the Socialist Republic of Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia to become an independent, autonomous, and sovereign state on June 25,…
Foundational Information Security
Dec 5, 2017 • 47 min
About the Lecture: Organizations combined are spending billions of dollars on information security tools. Based on news headlines this spending does not seem to be reaching the desired result. This talk will focus on important foundational business and…
Novorossiya or Intermarium? The Fight for Donbas
Dec 5, 2017 • 30 min
About the lecture The historical idea of Novorossiya in Russia, in regard to Ukraine, has been a manufactured reality for at least the last 250 years since it was first uttered. Before that, it was a concept that shaped attitudes about Ukraine, denying…
The British Royal Navy and the Collapse of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Nov 30, 2017 • 92 min
About the Lecture: Lt. Col. Dave Blair (USAF) will discuss his book Chasing Jericho: Tactical Adaptation in the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron and the Eventual Sudden Collapse of the Atlantic Slave Trade. On the 25th of March, 1807, the British Empire…
Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century
Nov 28, 2017 • 30 min
About the speaker: Rebeccah Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where she provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues, and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and counter-proliferation. Her work has…
Radical Islam and Resettlement Jihad
Nov 16, 2017 • 59 min
Radical Islam and Resettlement Jihad by The Institute of World Politics
Iran and the US Response with Dr. Douglas Streusand
Nov 16, 2017 • 42 min
Iran and the US Response with Dr. Douglas Streusand by The Institute of World Politics
The Future of Statecraft
Nov 16, 2017 • 58 min
The Future of Statecraft by The Institute of World Politics
Reconnaissance on the Eastern Front in WWI
Nov 16, 2017 • 34 min
About the speaker: Andrew Harris is an active duty US Army Military Intelligence Officer, serving as an Executive Officer for the Intelligence and Security Command Headquarters, and an Alumnus of the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in…
Eurasian Geopolitical Power and Its Threat to the U.S.
Nov 16, 2017 • 36 min
Eurasian Geopolitical Power and Its Threat to the U.S. by The Institute of World Politics
Inside Terrorism
Nov 16, 2017 • 33 min
About the book: Bruce Hoffman’s Inside Terrorism has remained the seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mind-set. In this revised third edition of his classic text, Hoffman analyzes the latest developments…
10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference: Bicentenary of Gen. Thaddeus Kościuszko’s death
Nov 16, 2017 • 18 min
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Ph.D., the Head of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics
10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference: Is Russia at War with the U.S.?
Nov 16, 2017 • 46 min
Russia’s road to dictatorship and terror under Yeltsin and Putin and how it led to Russia’s interference in U.S. internal affairs. The author will also discuss the significance of this interference and how the U.S. should react. Mr. David Satter is…
10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference: Forced migrations in Poland after 1944
Nov 16, 2017 • 38 min
Mass migrations, which began in the Polish lands already in 1944, lasted until the end of the 50s. Their effect was the displacement of a dozen or so millions of people into unfamiliar, alien lands. The lecture will show the diary of migrants of those…
10th Annual Kościuszko Chair Conference: Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Nov 16, 2017 • 42 min
In many respects, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth resembled the United States of America, albeit in the pre-modern era. The aim of this lecture is to present the similarities between the two political entities, pointing to analogies between the two…
Which Orthodox Church in Ukraine? Kirill and Filaret in the Donbas
Nov 16, 2017 • 19 min
About the Lecture: Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has been an outspoken critic of the Ukrainian government and the Maidan movement. The organization and culture of Orthodox Christianity is often enigmatic for Westerners, so the…
How War With Iran Benefits Russia
Nov 16, 2017 • 64 min
About the Lecture: The Islamic Republic of Iran wants nuclear weapons to solidify its growing regional hegemony in the Middle East. Such an event will destabilize the already precarious regional order. The Trump Administration is committed to preventing…
The Eastern Question, the Crimean War, Lessons for Today
Nov 15, 2017 • 63 min
About the lecture: The Eastern Question is a subject that involves the the East, the West, Russia, the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East. It is a story of threat perception, religion and strategic considerations that have their origins going back to the…
(OLD VERSION) The Eastern Question, the Crimean War, Lessons for Today
Nov 15, 2017 • 63 min
About the lecture: The Eastern Question is a subject that involves the the East, the West, Russia, the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East. It is a story of threat perception, religion and strategic considerations that have their origins going back to the…
The Soldier Returns: The Veteran’s Odyssey
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
About the lecture: What does America owe its veterans? At a time when so few serve in the military, many Americans either place veterans on a pedestal or see them as victims. The fact is that most are neither heroes nor victims, but men and women who did…
Russian Policy in its Neighborhood
Nov 1, 2017 • 27 min
About the lecture: Ambassador Temuri Yakobashvili (former Ambassador of Georgia to the U.S.) will discuss the conditions that led to the conflict between Russia and Georgia. He will outline the steps needed to bring a lasting peace to the region and the…
No to Russia Engagement: Final Answer of the Trump Administration?
Nov 1, 2017 • 32 min
About the lecture: Speaking at IWP in April, Nikolas Gvosdev discussed the balance between Russia-engagers and Russia-skeptics in the Trump Administration. Over the summer, the balance of forces, along with the passage of major new sanctions against…
The North Korean Energy Picture: Potential and Reality
Nov 1, 2017 • 45 min
About the lecture: North Korea’s energy picture offers a striking contrast between abundant resources and chronic energy shortfalls that have created bottlenecks throughout the economy. These obstacles have even affected the all important military sector.…
The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft
Nov 1, 2017 • 18 min
About the book: This book examines historic examples of US public diplomacy in order to understand how past uses and techniques of foreign public engagement evolved into modern public diplomacy as a tool of American statecraft. The study explores six…
Wind from Heaven: John Paul II: The Poet Who Became Pope
Oct 23, 2017 • 17 min
About the book: MONIKA JABLONSKA’S WIND FROM HEAVEN. JOHN PAUL: The Poet Who Became Pope is the story of the future pope Karol Wojtyła as poet and playwright, as true servant of the Word — a student of Polish literature, dramatist, actor, professor,…
Russia-Latin America and Caribbean Relations in 2017
Oct 13, 2017 • 34 min
About the lecture: This presentation will discuss current relations between the Russian Federation and Latin American and Caribbean states. Apart from addressing Moscow’s relations with “the usual suspects” (e.g. Cuba and Venezuela), we will also explore…
Does Europe Need Nukes?
Sep 26, 2017 • 41 min
About the lecture: The period of continental peace in Europe has been shattered. Whereas many assumed that war would never return to Europe after the Cold War, it would seem that conflict with Russia and Islamic extremism (as well as economic instability)…
The Chinese Threat to the World and the Chinese Invasion of Southeast Asia
Sep 26, 2017 • 41 min
About the lecture: This lecture will elaborate the ways in which a constitution is not a mere set of rules-of-the-game but is rather the formulation of a “way of life,” and that requires stable aspects of character in the citizens that are the condition…
Energy Security: New Market Realities
Sep 22, 2017 • 38 min
Energy Security: New Market Realities by The Institute of World Politics
The Constitution of our Character with William B. Allen
Sep 19, 2017 • 48 min
About the lecture: This lecture will elaborate the ways in which a constitution is not a mere set of rules-of-the-game but is rather the formulation of a “way of life,” and that requires stable aspects of character in the citizens that are the condition…
Social Engineering in Cybersecurity: The Evolution of a Concept
Sep 14, 2017 • 62 min
About the lecture Social engineering (also called “Human Hacking”) is an essential tool in every computer hacker’s toolkit. Yet its origins extend long before the digital age. This talk explores the evolution of this concept from its origins in public…
The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy Today
Aug 10, 2017 • 87 min
This lecture was presented on August 8, 2017 by Brandon Weichert at the Institute of World Politics. This event is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies. About the lecture Russian foreign policy…
In Defense of the Fatherland: Russian WWII Narratives as Tools of the Kremlin
Aug 8, 2017 • 72 min
This lecture was presented on August 3, 2017 by Rachel Baumant at the Institute of World Politics. About the lecture: World War II, or the “Great Patriotic War,” had physically and psychologically devastating effects on Soviet society and thus remains…
Politics, Hacking, and the New Russia
Jul 24, 2017 • 98 min
This lecture was presented on July 20, 2017 by Jack Thomas Tomarchio at the Institute of World Politics. About the lecture In the past year, the news media has been focused on the Russian hacking of the 2016 Presidential elections. A story that started…
Islam in the Russian Domain: History, Threats, and Containment
Jul 18, 2017 • 57 min
This lecture was presented on July 17, 2017 by Erik Khzmalyan at the Institute of World Politics. This event is sponsored by the Kosciusko Chair of Polish Studies. About the lecture: Erik Khzmalyan will discuss Russia’s interaction with Islam during the…
Nicaragua: A Renewal of Russian Influence
Jul 14, 2017 • 34 min
This lecture was presented on July 13, 2017 by Angie Abide at the Institute of World Politics. ABOUT: Angie Abide will provide an overview of Nicaragua, giving a brief background of the country. She will then focus on the history of Nicaraguan-Soviet…
All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power
Jul 14, 2017 • 71 min
This lecture was presented on July 10, 2017 by Thomas J. Wright at the Institute of World Politics. About the book: The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal…
Where is Paris in the Moscow-Berlin Axis?
Jun 28, 2017 • 97 min
This lecture was presented on June 22, 2017 by Brandon Weichert at the Institute of World Politics. Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and the founder of The Weichert Report. His book on national security space policy will be released…
Hidden in Plain Sight
Jun 27, 2017 • 73 min
This lecture was presented on June 23, 2017 by Peter J. Wallison at the Institute of World Politics. ABOUT THIS SPEAKER Peter J. Wallison holds the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and is co-director…
World War II Book Talk: Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in WWII
Jun 23, 2017 • 52 min
This Lecture was presented on June 19, 2017 by Amb. Frank Lavin at the Institute of World Politics. This a discussion of World War II as seen through the story of a combat infantryman. Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He…
Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor
Jun 22, 2017 • 54 min
This event took place on June 20, 2017. It was delivered by Erik Khzmalyan. About the lecture: Erik Khzmalyan will review the geographic boundaries of the Caucasus and countries located in the region and will identify the region’s ethnicities and their…
The Iraq WMD Program: A Search for Truth
Jun 21, 2017 • 68 min
This lecture occurred on June 15, 2017 at IWP and was presented by MAJ Brett Carey. ABOUT THE LECTURE: Seeking the truth on the Iraq WMD program. The US Army Technical Escort Unit’s Chemical-Biological Disablement Team 4 supported the investigation…
John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic
Jun 21, 2017 • 84 min
This event occurred on June 16th, 2017 at IWP, and was presented by Dr. Charles Edel. About the book: “America goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy”-John Quincy Adams’s famous words are often quoted to justify noninterference in other…
The Indispensability of US Nuclear Weapons and Why Anti-nuke Idealists are Wrong
Jun 14, 2017 • 58 min
This event occurred at The Institute of World Politics on June 13th, presented by Rebeccah L. Heinrichs. Rebeccah Heinrichs is a Fellow at the Hudson Institute, where she provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues, and…
Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling’s Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia
Jun 13, 2017 • 51 min
This event took place on June 6 at The Institute of World Politics with Lauren Mitchell. Lauren Lee Mitchell is the Global Outreach Coordinator for Home School Legal Defense Association and the former Lead Legislative Assistant for HSLDA’s Federal…
Valedictory Remarks By Andrew Harris IWP Commencement 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 4 min
Andrew Harris gave valedictory remarks at The Institute of World Politics’ Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy
National Anthem By Staff Sergeant Andre McRae USA IWP Commencement 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 0 min
Staff Sergeant Andre McRae, USA of the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” sang the National Anthem at The Institute of World Politics’ Commencement on May 20, 2017. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy
Remarks By IWP President John Lenczowski Commencement 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 19 min
IWP founder and president John Lenczowski gave remarks at The Institute of World Politics Commencement on May 20, 2017. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy
Commencement Remarks By Dr. Hadley Arkes
Jun 8, 2017 • 30 min
Dr. Hadley Arkes gave the keynote address at The Institute of World Politics Commencement on May 20, 2017. Dr. Arkes is the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions Emeritus at Amherst College and the Founder and Director of the…
Valedictory Remarks By Andrew Harris IWP Commencement 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 4 min
Andrew Harris gave valedictory remarks at The Institute of World Politics’ Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel. Video by Adam Savit, Center for Security Policy
Invocation By Captain Christopher D. Glass Sr. USN - Retired At IWP Commencement 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 3 min
Captain Christopher D. Glass, Sr., USN-Retired, a Reverend, as well as IWP Senior Vice President for Professional Affiliations, gave the invocation at The Institute of World Politics’ Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2017. Video by Adam Savit, Center for…
A Pope and a President: John Paul II and Ronald Reagan
Jun 7, 2017 • 71 min
This lecture was delivered by Paul G. Kengor on May 25 at IWP. About the book: In this fascinating new book, acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor tells the untold story of the partnership between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald…
Erdogan’s New Ottoman Empire
Jun 6, 2017 • 81 min
Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and the founder of The Weichert Report. His book on national security space policy will be released shortly. Brandon holds a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and is an Associate Member…
Mariupol - The Gates of Donbass
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
This event occurred on May 15, 2017 at the Institute of World Politics. This event is part of a series on the Intermarium sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. About the lecture: The port city of Mariupol has been a flash-point since the…
Scholarly Double Standards And The American Presidency
May 22, 2017 • 70 min
This lecture occurred at IWP on May 8th 2017. The contrast between the treatment meted out to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama confirms that two set of rules prevail when it comes to scholarly assessments of American presidents. Democratic…
Andrew Jackson and America’s Civil-Military Relations
May 2, 2017 • 53 min
About the lecture: While Andrew Jackson is often viewed as a citizen-soldier and a leader of volunteers, he actually held the regular army in high esteem and had little regard for the processes of civilian control over military institutions and…
Leading From Behind: George C. Marshall and Sir Alan Brooke
May 2, 2017 • 35 min
About the lecture: Obscured by their political masters — Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill — as well as their better-known military subordinates, the organizers of the Anglo-American victory in World War II deserve better of history. About the…
Western Sanctions on Russia are Harming Europe
Apr 21, 2017 • 61 min
About the lecture: Brandon Weichert will discuss how sanctions against Russia have exacerbated the decline of the European Union and how it has hit places like Poland the hardest. He will review the unintended consequences of sanctions and whether or not…
Fidel Castro: An Inside Perspective
Apr 20, 2017 • 73 min
ABOUT THE LECTURE: Amb. Alberto Piedra will give his thoughts on his personal relationship with Fidel Castro prior to and during the first three months of his revolutionary government (1959) as Director General of Exports and Imports at the Ministry of…
Russia’s Gambit: Assessing Moscow’s Plans in the First Months of the Trump Administration
Apr 20, 2017 • 63 min
Nikolas Gvosdev is Professor of National Security Affairs, holding the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for the Foreign…
The Battle of the President and Congress in the Ages of Reagan and Trump
Apr 20, 2017 • 66 min
About the Lecture: The authority of the President in national security affairs is a long-contested issue. Join us for a discussion on the parallels of this debate between this and past eras. Mr. Thomas Wilson will provide a peek into the internal dynamics…
World War I Centennial: History and Enduring Relevance
Apr 19, 2017 • 121 min
April 6, 2017, marks the hundred year anniversary of the US declaration of war on Germany. Following more than two and a half years of neutrality, the United States mobilized for war on a scale the nation had never before seen. More than two million…
Business as Usual in Belarus: The Alternate Dance
Apr 19, 2017 • 77 min
Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz will discuss the recent protests against President Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus. Marek Chodakiewicz is a Professor of History at The Institute of World Politics and the holder of the Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies. Dr.…
Women in Espionage: Fantasy vs. Reality
Apr 17, 2017 • 55 min
About the lecture Retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer Gene Poteat will discuss women in espionage, with a focus on American women spies. About the speaker S. Eugene (Gene) Poteat is a retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer, and…
Conservatism or Right-Wing Populism?
Apr 7, 2017 • 28 min
Conservatism or Right-Wing Populism? by The Institute of World Politics
EU’s Democracy from Above. Europe: Emergence, Development, and a Political Construct
Apr 7, 2017 • 42 min
EU’s Democracy from Above. Europe: Emergence, Development, and a Political Construct by The Institute of World Politics
Roman Dmowski at Versailles
Apr 7, 2017 • 39 min
Roman Dmowski at Versailles by The Institute of World Politics
An Introduction and the Unveiling of the Center for Intermarium Studies
Apr 7, 2017 • 15 min
An Introduction and the Unveiling of the Center for Intermarium Studies by The Institute of World Politics
A Bear in Sheep’s Skin?
Apr 7, 2017 • 35 min
A Bear in Sheep’s Skin? by The Institute of World Politics
Are Poles free to disagree? Truth versus manipulation in the Polish media
Apr 7, 2017 • 54 min
Are Poles free to disagree? Truth versus manipulation in the Polish media by The Institute of World Politics
Women in Combat: History and Today’s Debate
Mar 30, 2017 • 71 min
This talk occurred on March 27, 2017 at The Institute of World Politics. About the lecture: In December 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter declared the opening of all U.S. military combat jobs to women. The decision followed a long and controversial…
Civil Society at the Crossroads: Three Models and the Case of Poland
Mar 30, 2017 • 82 min
Dr. Marcin Chmielowski is vice president of the Poland-based Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Fundacja Wolnosci i Przedsiebiorczosci). He holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy and an M.A. in political science, and he has a postgraduate diploma in…
Georgia at the Crossroads: An Uncertain Future
Mar 28, 2017 • 54 min
Benjamin Fricke received his M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs from The Institute of World Politics in 2013, and he was one of the first participants in IWP’s Oxford study abroad program in 2012. Ben was awarded his B.A. in Political Science…
Slovenian Political Developments & Slovenian NATO Troop Deployment to the Baltic States
Mar 24, 2017 • 43 min
About the lecture In Slovenia, people are mostly unsatisfied with the political situation. Prime minister Dr. Cerar is having less and less support, whereas President Pahor is enjoying support. Also, most people disagree with sending Slovenian troops for…
Trump’s Russia Policy After Flynn
Mar 15, 2017 • 79 min
This event is part of a series on the Intermarium sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. It took place on March 9th at 4:30 PM. Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz presented the lecture.
Culture- Upstream From Politics
Mar 9, 2017 • 70 min
Author Michael Walsh discusses the relationship between culture and politics.
Understanding the Trump Phenomenon
Mar 8, 2017 • 73 min
Author Michael Walsh discusses the rise of Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
South Sudan: State of Affairs, Prospects, & Needs of a New Nation
Mar 2, 2017 • 94 min
About the Event: This event will focus on the continuing challenges and issues facing the world’s newest democracy. Hon. Jehan Mechak Deng will also discuss the aspirations and goals of South Sudan in 2017. About the Speaker: Hon. Jehan Mechak Deng is…
Walls or Bridges? A Debate on U.S. Immigration Policy Under Trump
Mar 2, 2017 • 87 min
ABOUT THIS DISCUSSION With immigration likely to be one of the cornerstone issues of Donald Trump’s presidency the debate over immigration, particularly in regards to national security, is far from resolved. At this event Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Nowrasteh…
American Power and Liberal Order
Feb 27, 2017 • 69 min
Paul D. Miller is the associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin and an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. This lecture occurred at The Institute of World Politics on February 15,…
The Case for a New Approach to Europe
Feb 23, 2017 • 83 min
Dr, Ted Bromund of Heritage Foundation and Dr. Douglas Streusand of the Institute of World Politics discuss alternate policy proposals for U.S. European Policy
Perfecting Your Ground Game by Unleashing the Power of Networks
Feb 22, 2017 • 58 min
This lecture occurred at The Institute of World Politics on February 7, 2017. This lecture was given by Mr. Dan Evans of Storm King Analytics. The excitement about “Big Data” usually focuses on the access to lots of data — thousands, or millions, of…
Preparing for War: The Emergence of the Modern U.S. Army, 1815–1917
Jan 23, 2017 • 78 min
A former member of the history faculty at West Point, J. P. Clark is an active duty army officer who has served as a strategic advisor to senior civilian and military officials in the Pentagon and British Ministry of Defence.
iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age
Jan 23, 2017 • 84 min
Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for the Washington Times, and senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. His column on the Pentagon, Inside the Ring, appears weekly. He currently lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Debra. Find him online at…
Pearl Harbor Day Lecture with Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr.
Dec 13, 2016 • 112 min
About the lecture: In this lecture, Dr. Tierney reviewed the background and causes of the attack on Pearl Harbor, its defining tactical and strategic features, and its longer term implications for U.S. national security, both within the context of WWII…
Inside Downing Street: A Discussion with Sir Anthony Seldon
Dec 8, 2016 • 79 min
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, the UK’s leading independent university, is the honorary historian for Downing Street. He has written the inside books on the last four Prime Ministers. Today’s discussion took place at…
Paradise Of The Jews In Towns And Cities Of Poland - Lithuania 1300 - 1795
Nov 28, 2016 • 68 min
There is disagreement between whether the Jews were treated better in royal or private noble towns. Mr. Watson, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at George Mason University, discussed where peace was best fostered, comparing the two types of towns. This…
The International Energy Outlook - -United States Europe And Poland
Nov 28, 2016 • 45 min
This lecture on the international energy outlook of several regions of the West was filmed on Nov. 12, at the Zdzislaw R. Zakrzewski 9th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference. This conference occurred at The Institute of World Politics.
Greed Or Exasperation The Reasons For The Latest Wave Of Polish Emigration
Nov 28, 2016 • 42 min
Mrs. Maria Juczewska unpacks the reasons for why young Poles are emigrating at the beginning of the 21st century. This lecture was part of the Zdzislaw R. Zakrzewski 9th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference, given at The Institute of World Politics on…
Putin’s Propaganda Machine and Possible U.S. Responses
Nov 28, 2016 • 81 min
Amb. Courtney and Dr. Paul discuss the themes in their recent article, “Firehose of Falsehoods: Russian propaganda is pervasive, and America is behind the power curve in countering it.” They will refer to the RAND Corporation report on “The Russian…
Educating Today’s Students about International Relations
Nov 4, 2016 • 70 min
About the speaker: Gabriel Scheinmann is currently the Executive Director of The Alexander Hamilton Society, an honors graduate of Harvard University and is completing his Ph.D. at Georgetown University. He was previously a research analyst at the Center…
Diplomacy, Statecraft, and the War of Ideas
Oct 31, 2016 • 35 min
Vangala Ram is a Career Member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service (SFS), based now at the National Intelligence University, on Senior Detail from the State Department. He is a full-time faculty member of the Department of Transnational Issues at NIU. At…
Russia: Hydrocarbons, Autocracy, and Power Politics
Oct 27, 2016 • 77 min
Dr. Yuri Maltsev is a Professor of Economics at Carthage College. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Moscow State University, and his Ph.D. in Labor Economics at the Institute of Labor Research in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the United States…
Immigration, National Security, and Foreign Policy
Oct 24, 2016 • 83 min
Immigration, National Security, and Foreign Policy with Matthew J. O’Brien Director of Research, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Candidate in IWP’s Executive Master of Arts in National Security Affairs Program October 20, 2016 The…
National Security Law and the Legal Challenges of Terrorism
Oct 19, 2016 • 92 min
About the lecture: Andrew McCarthy gave an overview of terrorism law and an explanation for why neither the criminal justice system nor the military system is a good fit against international terrorism. About the speaker: Andrew C. McCarthy III is a…
Enterprise Readiness: How to Defend Against Cyber Attacks Holistically
Oct 19, 2016 • 44 min
Enterprise Readiness: How to Defend Against Cyber Attacks Holistically with Admiral Patrick Walsh Senior Vice President, iSIGHT Partners John Felker Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, US Department of Homeland Security…
Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess
Oct 19, 2016 • 64 min
About the book: Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of ‘The Cambridge Spies’ - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion…
Alternative Defense Strategies in a Cost-Capped Environment
Oct 7, 2016 • 63 min
The next administration will face tough choices in aligning strategy, programs, and resources. Strategy has stretched to counter an aggressive Russia, an assertive China, and a ruthless Islamic State while resources have been constrained by the Budget…
The State of the World’s Armed Conflict
Oct 6, 2016 • 91 min
Lt. Col Alexandre Vautravers is a senior advisor on strategic issues at the Department of Security and Economy (DSE), Geneva, and an Associate Fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. Aside from teaching and academic management,…
Strengthening US-India Defense Ties: Trade, Trust & Technology
Oct 5, 2016 • 72 min
Strengthening US-India Defense Ties: Trade, Trust & Technology with Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) Chairman, Readiness Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee Christy Boardman Grubbs Chief of Staff - Congressman J. Randy Forbes James Di Pane Master’s…
Terrorism, Human Intelligence, and Homeland Security
Oct 5, 2016 • 77 min
Former CIA operations officer Sam Faddis will discuss getting ahead of the terrorist attack cycle in the era of “lone wolves” and “self-radicalization.” The talk will emphasize how we can go from stalemate to victory and end the siege of America and the…
Conceived in Liberty: The American Worldview in Theory and Practice
Oct 3, 2016 • 26 min
This book lecture for “Conceived in Liberty: The American Worldview in Theory and Practice” was given by author Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr., Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations at The Institute of World Politics, on September 23, 2016. About…
The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies and Crises
Sep 21, 2016 • 57 min
This book lecture by Arthur T. Downey on his recent work “The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies and Crises” took place at The Institute of World Politics on September 19, 2016. About the author: Arthur T. Downey (Washington, D.C.) has lectured at the…
The Constitution and the Rule of Law, with Matthew Spalding
Sep 20, 2016 • 81 min
About the lecture: The development of the rule of law and constitutional government-rule by representative lawmaking rather than executive decree or judicial edict-can be said to be the most significant and influential accomplishment of the long history…
The State of Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Poland - Recent Developments
Sep 19, 2016 • 69 min
About the lecture: Polish parliamentary elections were held in of October 2015. Since that time, the political situation in the country has changed significantly. The Polish voting constituency gave unprecedented support to the conservative “Law and…
Re-energizing the Geopolitical Risk Conversation
Sep 19, 2016 • 83 min
Ms. Milena Rodban, a geopolitical risk consultant, and Ms. Michelle Watson, Vice President of Corporate Relations at IWP, spoke on how the discipline of geopolitical risk analysis and the industry built around it can be more fully applied to the emerging…
Virtues of Commerce and a Commercial Republic
Sep 14, 2016 • 84 min
Michael C. Maibach, Managing Director and Trustee at the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding, gave this lecture on “Virtues of Commerce and a Commercial Republic” at The Institute of World Politics on September 12, 2016. Mr.…
The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution
Aug 11, 2016 • 47 min
Combat historian, bestselling author, and public speaker Patrick K. O’Donnell has written ten critically acclaimed books that recount the epic stories of America’s wars from the Revolution to Iraq. He is a premier expert on elite and special operations…
The Coup in Turkey: A Multi-Pronged Analysis of its Causes and Effects
Aug 5, 2016 • 78 min
This talk by Vilen Khlgatyan focuses on the recent coup attempt in Turkey: a discussion on its causes, immediate and long term effects, and implications for regional security and geopolitics. About the speaker: Vilen Khlgatyan is the founder and president…
Dynamics in Central Asia: Islam, Soviet Heritage, and US Policy
Aug 1, 2016 • 77 min
Ulan Bigozhin, a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University, gave this lecture at The Institute of World Politics on July 29, 2016. About the lecture: Central Asia is little understood, despite its geostrategic importance. Kazakh anthropologist Ulan…
The Outlook for Indian Military Modernization
Jul 26, 2016 • 90 min
This talk will address India’s compelling security environment and challenges in the face of rising Chinese influence in the region. India’s rising profile demands a proactive action towards international security, but poor policy planning and other…
Naval Warfare: The Strategic Influence of Sea Power
Jul 19, 2016 • 55 min
The historical significance of sea power has been long since established. In 1890, naval expert Alfred Thayer Mahan authored a well-regarded and timeless book, “The Influence of Sea Power upon History” which outlined the influential history and perpetual…
Should the U.S. Be For or Against Nuclear Non-Proliferation? The Case of U.S. Allies in Asia
Jul 12, 2016 • 56 min
With intensifying international threats, nuclear proliferation has come under close scrutiny as nations attempt to establish security. Given the implications of North Korea’s recent missile testing and tensions in the Mid-east, non-proliferation has…
Chavismo: The Cost of Sustaining the Venezuelan Political Economy
Jul 8, 2016 • 78 min
Dr. Erick Langer is Professor of Latin American History in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He served as the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgtown from 2009 to 2013. Prior to that, from 1999-2003, he served as…
Congo Crisis: Getting to Good Elections in a Bad Neighborhood
Jul 6, 2016 • 86 min
About the speaker: Charles Snyder, a career intelligence officer and Africanist, has served in many different positions within the government. After serving for 22 years in the Army, finishing with the rank of LTC, Mr. Snyder served as National…
Special Operations Forces in Diplomacy
Jul 5, 2016 • 100 min
Featured guests: Ambassador Charlie Ray, Former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Cambodia Jesse Lee, Principal, Institute for the Management of Conflict (Humanitarian Development and Stabilization Operations) Glenn Pangelinan, Founder, Reliance Project…
Indian Naval Strategy: Ensuring Cooperative Behavior for U.S. Interests
Jun 15, 2016 • 46 min
About the lecture: In this presentation, James Di Pane will explore the possible and likely courses that India’s naval strategy could follow as it seeks to expand its influence. Using the thinking of strategists Julian S. Corbett and A. T. Mahan as a…
Using Economic Mechanisms to Achieve Foreign Policy Objectives
Jun 14, 2016 • 81 min
Using Economic Mechanisms to Achieve Foreign Policy Objectives with Francis Skrobiszewski Former Vice President, Polish-American Enterprise Fund Former Senior Vice President, Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund About the lecture: Dr. Skrobiszewski will…
Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama’s Grand Strategy Weakened America
Jun 7, 2016 • 60 min
Robert G. Kaufman is professor of public policy at Pepperdine University. He is the author of Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics (Washington) and In Defense of the Bush Doctrine (UPK). In Dangerous Doctrine, political scientist Robert G. Kaufman argues…
Achieving Stability through Community Based Development
Jun 6, 2016 • 109 min
with moderator Mr. Joel Coulter, Former PMI, WFS, CRDF, AUVSI Board Member; Advisor to KSI Video and Council on Global Relations; Ambassador of DVA-C’s OASIS Program; CEO of Mobile Sciences Consortium, LLC and panelists Prof. Al Santoli, Founder/President…
Taking the High Ground: The Case for Space Dominance
May 26, 2016 • 55 min
Brandon Weichert, member of the IWP Class of 2016, gave a lecture on the topic of “Taking the High Ground: The Case for Space Dominance” at The Institute of World Politics Student Symposium on May 19, 2016.
Global Pandemics: Zika Edition
May 26, 2016 • 25 min
Katrina Klaus, member of the IWP Class of 2016, gave a lecture on the topic of “Global Pandemics: Zika Edition” at The Institute of World Politics Student Symposium on May 19, 2016.
Lebanon: An Uncertain Future
May 26, 2016 • 29 min
Jaime Loizzo, member of the IWP Class of 2016, gave a lecture on the topic of “Lebanon: An Uncertain Future” at The Institute of World Politics Student Symposium on May 19, 2016.
Costa Rica: a Geopolitical Crossroads: Drugs, Refugees, and Terrorism
May 16, 2016 • 80 min
Roman Macaya was sworn in as Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States of America on August 20, 2014. He has developed a multidisciplinary career as a scientist, businessman, advocate, politician and academic. As a chemist and biochemist by training,…
Improving Civ-Mil Relations for a Stronger Military Chaplaincy
May 16, 2016 • 93 min
Criteria established by the Department of Defense for the appointment of military chaplains helps shape theological study and the development of religious leaders in the United States. Twice in the past century, the war-time need for chaplains…
Is Nation-building Good or Bad? A Debate at IWP
May 13, 2016 • 64 min
Is Nation-building Good or Bad? A Debate at IWP by The Institute of World Politics
A Contest For Supremacy China, America, And The Struggle For Mastery In Asia
Apr 25, 2016 • 72 min
Professor Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University, spoke at The Institute of World Politics on the growing great-power rivalry in the Pacific. Dr. Aaron Friedberg is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. He first…
Leadership in Army Intelligence: A Reflection
Apr 22, 2016 • 23 min
Lieutenant General Legere spoke at The Institute of World Politics on leadership lessons learned in 34 years in the Army. For the past four years, LTG Legere was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of…
Strategic Intelligence During Times of Accelerated Global Changes
Apr 22, 2016 • 72 min
During LTG Soyter’s tenure as the Commanding General of INSCOM and as DIA Director, a burst of high impact events occurred across the world in a short time: Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the invasion of Panama, the collapse of the Soviet Union,…
Caucasus Flashpoint: The Nagorno Karabakh Conflict in Context
Apr 21, 2016 • 92 min
This event included a brief overview of the region’s conflict history but mostly focused on the most recent outbreak of violence, the geopolitical ramifications, and the lessons to be learned from it. The panelists were Vilen Khlgatyan, Founder and…
Espionage, Kidnapping, and the Dark Art of Spycraft at America’s Founding
Apr 18, 2016 • 47 min
Stephen F. Knott, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, spoke at The Institute of World Politics on spy techniques used by the American Founding Fathers. Stephen F. Knott is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the United…
Radicalization, Conflicts, and the Role of Property Rights
Apr 18, 2016 • 67 min
Karol Boudreaux, Land Tenure and Resource Rights Practice Lead at The Cloudburst Group, spoke at The Institute of World Politics on the relationship between property rights and radicalization, and what the U.S. can do to help other nations secure property…
The Origins of CIA’s Involvement in Regime Change and Paramilitary Operations
Apr 14, 2016 • 49 min
Beginning in 1949, CIA embarked on a series of covert paramilitary operations aimed at destabilizing and overthrowing Soviet satellite governments in Europe. The planning and execution of these operations was modeled after the widely successful operations…
Peasant Politics in France and Poland, 1750 to the Present
Apr 13, 2016 • 43 min
Peasant Politics in France and Poland, 1750 to the Present by The Institute of World Politics
Latest Revelations from the Soviet Secret Police Archives
Apr 13, 2016 • 44 min
In this lecture, Dr. Tomasz Sommer discusses the latest historical discoveries regarding the Polish Operation of NKVD from 1937-1938, as well as other anti-Polish Soviet secret police actions. Dr. Tomasz Sommer is a Polish writer, journalist and…
Scholars or Friends: Women in John Paul II’s Life
Apr 13, 2016 • 34 min
Maria Juczewska, a research assistant for the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics gave a lecture on John Paul II’s relations with various women in his life. This lecture was part of the sixth annual Kosciuszko Chair…
The Vatican and Its Tradition of Diplomacy: 2,000 years
Apr 13, 2016 • 34 min
Dr. Ewa Salkiewicz-Munnerlyn gave a lecture on the topic of “The Vatican and Its Tradition of Diplomacy: 2,000 years” at the sixth annual Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium at The Institute of World Politics on April 9, 2016.
Could NATO Centers of Excellence become a security threat?
Apr 8, 2016 • 42 min
Maria Juczewska, a Master’s candidate at The Institute of World Politics, spoke about the infiltration of a NATO Center of Excellence specializing in counterintelligence in Poland by Russian intelligence agents.
Chinese and Russian Influence in Latin America
Apr 4, 2016 • 82 min
Dr. R. Evan Ellis spoke at The Institute of World Politics on Chinese and Russian influence in Latin America. Dr. R. Evan Ellis is an analyst of Latin American economic, political, and security issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.…
The Near East Boundaries after WWII and Today: The Case of Turkey and Kurdistan
Mar 22, 2016 • 76 min
Institute of World Politics alumnus Vilen Khlgatyan hosted Haykaram Nahapetyan and Dr. Kirmanj Gundi to discuss the parallels of history: how is the formation of Kurdistan today similar and/or different from the process after WWII? Was World War III or a…
Commemorations of Poland’s Anti-Nazi and Anti-Communist Insurgents
Mar 21, 2016 • 69 min
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz spoke at the The Institute of World Politics about Poland’s Anti-Nazi and Anti-Communist resistance fighters. Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz is the current holder of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, which is now here at IWP. He has…
The Inter-American System & Hemispheric Security
Mar 21, 2016 • 77 min
Dr. Clark Crook-Castan is a retired U.S. Diplomat who served as Alternate Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States; Economic Development Advisor to the National Summit Coordinator; Negotiator for Free Trade Area of the Americas;…
Women In Combat
Mar 17, 2016 • 82 min
As part of a conference at The Institute of World Politics on Providence, Military Women, and Syria, a panel discussed their views on the effects of women in combat positions. This event was cosponsored by Providence Magazine, a Journal of Christianity…
Syria, Migrants, And Russia
Mar 17, 2016 • 64 min
Panelists Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Fellow at Hudson Institute; Paul Coyer, Ph.D., IWP Research Professor and contributor at Forbes.com; and Susannah Black of Providence discussed “Syria, Migrants, Russia, and ISIS.” This panel was part of an event…
In Europe’s Shadow: A Book Discussion with Robert D. Kaplan
Mar 7, 2016 • 62 min
Robert D. Kaplan speaks at the Institute of World Politics on Romania and how it serves as a microcosm example of East Europe. ROBERT D. KAPLAN is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel, including In Europe’s Shadow, Asia’s…
The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph
Mar 2, 2016 • 99 min
This video shows a book lecture for “The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph.” It took place at The Institute of World Politics on February 24, 2016. The following panelists participated in this event: Dr. Douglas E. Streusand…
Jihadism Through an Insider’s Eyes
Feb 22, 2016 • 95 min
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa Islameia JI (of Egypt) with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri who later became the second in command of Al-Qaeda.…
Lincoln, Prudence, and the Presidency: Saving the Union and Ending Slavery
Feb 12, 2016 • 56 min
Aristotle called prudence the virtue most characteristic of the statesman. Prudence most certainly was Lincoln’s architectonic virtue as he took the steps necessary to restore the Union while also ending slavery. What should be most remarkable to us who…
A History of Nuclear Proliferation: Iran Today
Feb 11, 2016 • 61 min
Thomas C. Reed, Former Secretary of the Air Force, gave a lecture on “A History of Nuclear Proliferation: Iran Today” at The Institute of World Politics on February 9, 2016. ——— Thomas C. Reed was the Secretary of the Air Force during the Ford and Carter…
Energy Security in the 21st Century
Feb 9, 2016 • 68 min
Ambassador and Chancellor of IWP James Woolsey gives a speech on energy security and threats in the 21st century as part of the annual Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture series. Ambassador R. James Woolsey has served as the Director of Central Intelligence, as…
An Assessment of U.S. Military Power
Feb 5, 2016 • 79 min
Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, visited the Institute of World Politics to talk about the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength, an annual analysis of the military’s readiness and defense capabilities. Dakota L. Wood, who…
The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West
Feb 4, 2016 • 76 min
Michael A. Walsh, former associate editor of TIME magazine, gave a lecture about his book, “The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West ” at The Institute of World Politics. About the book: In the aftermath of…
Informing and Engaging Citizens: The Radio Free Asia Experience
Feb 4, 2016 • 66 min
Libby Liu, the President of Radio Free Asia, gave a talk on the mission of RFA as part of a series of lectures with Women Executives in National Security at The Institute of World Politics.
Implementing Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
Jan 28, 2016 • 47 min
Dr. Corey Lofdahl discussed “Implementing Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: Lessons from Village Stability Operations and Afghan Local Police (VSO/ALP)” at The Institute of World Politics on December 10, 2015. In 2010, towards the end of Operation…
Order from Chaos: The Future of Land Warfare
Jan 15, 2016 • 67 min
This lecture on “Order from Chaos: The Future of Land Warfare” with Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, took place on November 17, 2015 at The Institute of World Politics What happens if we bet too heavily on unmanned systems,…
Free Expression in Contemporary Poland
Jan 14, 2016 • 46 min
Matthew Tyrmand, Deputy Director of American Transparency, discussed “Free Expression in Contemporary Poland” at the Eighth Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference at The Institute of World Politics on November 14, 2015.
Active Measures and the Smolensk Investigation
Jan 13, 2016 • 53 min
Dr. Chris J. Cieszewski, Professor at the University of Georgia, discussed “Active Measures and the Smolensk Investigation” at the Eighth Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference on November 14, 2015 at The Institute of World Politics.
China in the Intermarium: The Ukraine and Belarus Connections
Jan 8, 2016 • 32 min
Dr. Paul Coyer gave a lecture on “China in the Intermarium: The Ukraine and Belarus Connections” at the Eighth Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference at IWP on November 14, 2015. Dr. Coyer is an IWP Research Professor and a contributor to Forbes.
The Strategic Lessons of the Campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq
Jan 5, 2016 • 89 min
Dr. Joseph J. Collins, the Director of the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University spoke on the new NDU book, “Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War” at The Institute of World Politics on November 9, 2015. The book began as…
Grand Strategy: National Security Doctrines and National Security Strategy
Dec 21, 2015 • 88 min
Grand Strategy: National Security Doctrines and National Security Strategy, past, present and future with Dr. Lamont Colucci Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of Politics and Government Department, Ripon College October 23, 2015 The Institute of…
Europe’s Hypocrisy and the Migrant Crisis
Dec 17, 2015 • 78 min
Europe’s Hypocrisy and the Migrant Crisis with Benjamin Fricke IWP Class of 2013 October 22, 2015 The Institute of World Politics This event is part of a series on the Intermarium sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. This presentation will…
Cyber Intelligence And The OPM Breach
Dec 16, 2015 • 65 min
Cyber Intelligence and Security after the OPM breach with Charles Allen - Chair, INSA Security Policy Reform Council; Principal, The Chertoff Group (invited) Michelle Van Cleave - Former U.S. National Counterintelligence Executive Steve Weis - Vice…
Doing Good or Doing Bad? Humanitarian Action and U.S. Grand Strategy
Oct 23, 2015 • 83 min
Doing Good or Doing Bad? Humanitarian Action and U.S. Grand Strategy with Christopher J. Coyne F.A. Harper Professor of Economics & Director of Graduate Studies George Mason University October 20, 2015 The Institute of World Politics This lecture is part…
Cyber Intelligence: Operationalizing Best Practices
Oct 22, 2015 • 70 min
When an organization incurs a network intrusion, an attempt to degrade its network capabilities, or other cyber incident against its systems and data, cyber intelligence can provide exquisite insight into the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…
Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators
Oct 20, 2015 • 68 min
On October 6, 2015, author Jay Nordlinger discussed his new book, “Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators” at The Institute of World Politics. About the book: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the child…
A Strategic View of Cyber Intelligence
Oct 13, 2015 • 104 min
Cyber threats to U.S. economic and national security are increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication, and severity of impact. State and non-state actors conducting cyber espionage are targeting U.S.government, military, and commercial networks on a…
Propaganda and Deception: A case study of Poland’s anti-Communist insurgency, 1944-1963
Oct 9, 2015 • 37 min
During this year’s annual Gen. Walter Jajko Kosciuszko Chair Military Lecture, Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz discussed the various ways in which the underground anti-communist insurgency in Poland fought against Communist forces in the wake of the Second World…
Conventional and Unconventional Warfare: Can the U.S. Cope?
Oct 8, 2015 • 48 min
On September 17, 2015, The Institute of World Politics’ Center for Culture and Freedom hosted a panel discussion regarding the state of modern warfare. The panel consisted of retired Air Force Colonel Michael Dziedic, Ph.D. and Fellow of the World…
The Wisdom of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
Oct 7, 2015 • 53 min
This address was given by IWP Dean Mackubin Thomas Owens on September 16, 2015 in honor of Constitution Day.
The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order
Sep 16, 2015 • 65 min
On September 14, 2015, The Institute of World Politics welcomed Dr. Sean McFate for a lecture on his recently published book, “The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order.” About the book It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a…
Rival Gas Pipelines For Europe: What’s At Stake
Jul 1, 2015 • 68 min
In recent years, the competition for supplying Europe with natural gas has heated up once again and has taken a more urgent course due to the conflict in Ukraine. Two pipeline routes are vying for dominance and are backed by different states with their…
Dupes: How the Communist Left Has Manipulated the Progressive Left for a Century
Jun 30, 2015 • 84 min
Dr. Kengor, author of Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, will discuss his historical research on a troubling aspect of American history: the prominent role of the “dupe.” From the Bolshevik Revolution through the…
The “Besieged Kremlin”: Understanding Moscow’s Worldview
Jun 29, 2015 • 76 min
In this Intermarium Series Lecture, Mr. Paweł Styrna, IWP Class of 2015 and Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies research assistant, will discuss the manner in which the post-Soviet Russian leadership views the world. The Kremlin sees the United States in…
Ukraine: The Roots of the Current Crisis
Jun 29, 2015 • 54 min
Mr. Sobchenko will discuss information he gathered on his recent trips to Ukraine, in which he met with a wide variety of Ukrainians from different regions, social strata, and political affiliations. Ukraine 2013 380x204 Alexei Sobchenko, currently a…
The Obama Doctrine: American Grand Strategy Today
Jun 29, 2015 • 60 min
By mid‐2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration’s foreign policy…
Alleviating Poverty By Freeing The World Of Economic Distortions
Jun 29, 2015 • 52 min
This talk will explore the issue of how economic distortions, regulatory barriers, and other government restraints reduce the wealth of nations and push citizens into poverty. Mr. Singham will explain ways in which these “Anti-Competitive Market…
Estonia as a Digital Society - From Ideas to Reality
Jun 29, 2015 • 70 min
After the cyberattacks on Estonia in 2007, the country mobilized its cybersecurity resources and has become a leader in this area. Tanel Sepp will discuss how and why Estonia began developing its digital structures, how its current e-governance is built…
The Greater Syrian - Mesopotamian Crisis
Jun 18, 2015 • 70 min
The first IWP Student Symposium on the topic of “The Greater Syrian-Mesopotamian Crisis” was held on May 14, 2015. This video depicts the following speakers and topics: Across Borders: A Jaziran State Tyler Black The Human Factor: A Society Changed By…
Cryptography And Trust- Estonia And The Modern Information Society
Jun 18, 2015 • 87 min
On June 10, The Institute of World Politics welcomed Andres Kütt, Head Software Architect, and Liina Areng, Head of International Relations, both of the Estonian Information System Authority to speak on the state of cyber security globally, as well as…
Cultural Incompatibility: National Psyches as Keys to Ideological Conflict
Jun 18, 2015 • 65 min
On April 16, 2015, IWP U.S. Army War College Fellow CH (COL) William E. Godwin-Stremler gave a lecture on the topic of “Cultural Incompatibility: National Psyches as Keys to Ideological Conflict.” This presentation is based on a paper that CH…
Beyond Crisis Management in the Middle East: Seeing Solutions on the Ground
Jun 15, 2015 • 89 min
This panel discussion featured practitioners in humanitarian affairs who commented on realistic, on-the-ground solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis. Albert Santoli, professor at The Institute of World Politics and founder and president of Asia America…
Beyond Crisis Management in the Middle East: The International Response
Jun 15, 2015 • 64 min
This panel discussion covers the international response to the Syrian refugee crisis, and includes an overview of international mechanisms to build peace, governance, and civil society in affected areas. Colonel Christopher Holshek (ret.), co-Chair of the…
Beyond Crisis Management in the Middle East: Keynote address by Shelly Pitterman
Jun 15, 2015 • 8 min
Dr. Shelly Pitterman, Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Washington, gave keynote remarks at an event entitled “Beyond Crisis Management in the Middle East: Peace and Stability in the Post 2015 Development Framework” which was…
Reality Check: Neoconservatism, Realism and the Battle for How the World Really Is
Jun 15, 2015 • 61 min
On June 9, The Institute of World Politics welcomed author Dr. Daniel D. Leger for a discussion of his book Reality Check: Neoconservatism, Realism and the Battle for How the World Really Is. He discussed the basis of neoconservatism in contrast to the…
Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church
Jun 15, 2015 • 85 min
On June 9, Dr. Paul Coyer, a Forbes foreign policy columnist, delivered an Intermarium Series lecture at The Institute of World Politics entitled “Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church.” The lecture, which was sponsored by IWP’s Kościuszko Chair of Polish…
Is A Grand Strategy of Restraint Politically Viable?
Jun 15, 2015 • 88 min
The likely candidates for President for both major political parties, with a few exceptions, seem committed to continuing America’s global strategy of Primacy, including maintaining a large military and being willing to intervene with it in many places…
New Century, Same Problems: U.S. Public Diplomacy in Context
Jun 15, 2015 • 94 min
Practitioners, political leaders, and academics note the increased attention and importance of U.S. public diplomacy in U.S. statecraft since 9/11. Despite this, US public diplomacy continues to be hampered by the same problems faced more than decade ago:…
US National Security: Funded and Executed by Government, Delivered by Industry
Jun 15, 2015 • 71 min
Mr. Thomas will discuss his views and opinions of leadership, U.S. government and the private sector in national security affairs, drawing on his 35 years as a Counterintelligence Senior Executive for two different U.S. government agencies. He will…
Current Issues in U.S. National Security & Diplomacy
Jun 15, 2015 • 83 min
A talk given by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, former US ambassador to the United Nations, former Director on National Intelligence, and now Vice Chairman of McLarty Associates.
Civil Liberties and National Security: Did Hoover Get it Right?
Jun 15, 2015 • 88 min
This presentation will review the role of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover and assess whether or not Hoover’s unorthodox methods are currently warranted. It also will examine the effectiveness of post-9/11 strategic laws and attempt to discern what…
British Patriot or Soviet Spy? Clarifying A Major Cold War Mystery
Jun 15, 2015 • 133 min
A presentation analyzing whether former MI5 Director General, Roger Hollis, was or was not a Soviet agent. With arguments map by Dr. Paul Monk, and panelists Dr. Raymond Jay Batvinis, Dr. David L. Charney, Dr. Harvey Khler, and Dr. Charles R. Twardy.…
The Sino-American Cooperative Organization/Naval Group China, 194245
Apr 2, 2015 • 58 min
Col. Preston McLaughlin, USMC (Ret.) gave a lecture on “The Sino-American Cooperative Organization/Naval Group China, 1942-1945: A Case Study In Special Operations” at The Institute of World Politics on March 31, 2015. About the talk In this video, Col.…
The Armenian Genocide: A Century of Sorrow (Part 1)
Mar 30, 2015 • 83 min
This conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide: A Century of Sorrow ” took place on March 28, 2015 at The Institute of World Politics. The event was co-sponsored by IWP, Mastrapa Consultants and the Political Developments Research Center. Speakers and…
The Armenian Genocide: A Century of Sorrow (Part 2)
Mar 30, 2015 • 51 min
This conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide: A Century of Sorrow ” took place on March 28, 2015 at The Institute of World Politics. The event was co-sponsored by IWP, Mastrapa Consultants and the Political Developments Research Center. Speakers and…