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IWP faculty and alumni contribute to Guide to the Study of Intelligence

By Pryce Albury

Publication Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Several IWP alumni and faculty members contriburted to the Association of Former Intelligence Officers' Guide to the Study of Intelligence,which was designed and written with the goal in mind of helping instructors teach about the field of intelligence.   {read more}

IWP launches National Security Leadership Challenge

Publication Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

This summer IWP has launched a fundraising challenge – The National Security Leadership Challenge – which aims to fulfill a critical part of the school’s five-year Strategic Plan goal of increasing enrollment from 125 to 250.   {read more}

Administrative state threatens freedom

By Mackubin Thomas Owens

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For some time, the greatest threat to "we, the People" has been the administrative state, a perversion of constitutional self-government. Essentially a state within a state, it substitutes rulemaking by bureaucrats for legislation passed by elected representatives in accordance with the constitutional process.  {read more}

A presentation on why homeschooling in Russia is on the rise

By Brianna Bishop and Hanna Hansen

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On June 6, 2017 the Institute of World Politics welcomed Lauren Lee Mitchell for a presentation on the topic of "Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling's Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia". This lecture explored the causes of the rise in Russia's increased enrollment in homeschooling. Ms. Mitchell began by explaining Russia's rich tradition of family education, which was used as a tool for preserving "Russianness" in children. However, under the Soviet Union, homeschooling was strictly forbidden, as the state wanted to use education as a tool to indoctrinate children uniformly. With the fall of the Soviet Union, family education made its return.  {read more}

Maher Gabra speaks on Islamism and intolerance in the Middle East

By Eric Calvo; Tristan DeWitt

Edited by Kevin Dunne

Publication Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

On June 7th, 2017, Maher Gabra delivered a guest lecture at the Institute of World Politics on the teaching of political Islam and how it needs to change. Mr. Gabra began by discussing the surge in terrorism throughout the world and raised the question as to why people commit themselves to these acts. He posited that growing up in a radicalized culture changes the way one thinks, regardless of whether one faces political or economic marginalization. To illustrate his argument, he gave concrete examples of recent violent extremists. The core of his argument is that Islamist ideology pervades societies like Egypt and causes otherwise well-off Muslims to form and join terrorist groups.     {read more}