Category: Education

Wikipedia projects

Your individual Wiki project is very straightforward. Here’s what I want each of you to do. Objective: Create, modify, or disambiguate a Wikipedia topic relating to the subject of this course. Choose a subject relating to the subject of the course. It can be “public diplomacy” or “political warfare.” It can be “propaganda” or “counterpropaganda,” “strategic communication,” “information warfare,” “soft...

My students participated in Wikistrat grand strategy competition

(Institute of World Politics news release) IWP students and alumni are competing with their counterparts at some of the top academic institutions around the world in Wikistrat’s 2011 International Grand Strategy Competition. This simulation exercise, which is by invitation only, is taking place throughout June 2011, and is managed by former Pentagon strategist Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett.  IWP is contributing...

Wikipedia report on Haleh Sahabi was altered to give Iranian regime version of her death

Within hours of the Basij murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi, a new entry on Wikipedia appeared, which changed the facts to suit the regime’s official line. The Wikipedia page was altered from the original entry, which said she died during a struggle at her father’s funeral, and change to give the regime’s official version that she died from...

Dr Waller at Fort Hood on Army training program

[IWP News Release] Publication Date: February 1, 2011 The brigade commander of an Army force being deployed to South Korea invited IWP Professor J. Michael Waller to Fort Hood, Texas, to brief his officers and senior enlisted personnel on the propaganda war in the Korean peninsula. Waller spent the week before the first days of spring semester at Fort Hood with...

Dr Waller at Heritage panel on public diplomacy & private sector

[IWP news release] Professor J Michael Waller will be part of a Heritage Foundation panel on “Public Diplomacy and the Private Sector: The Power of Individual Initiative.” He joins Marc Ginsburg of Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar of the Alliance for Youth Movements, and Helle Dale of the Heritage Foundation. When: Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. To...

Dr Waller helps 101st Airborne prepare for Afghanistan deployment

ARTICLES IWP news release / Publication Date: April 12, 2010 IWP Professor J Michael Waller spent a week with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, teaching a module on strategic communications under combat conditions to help prepare troops for deployment to Afghanistan. The 4th BCT of the 101st is the last major unit scheduled to deploy...

Prof Waller on PSYOP assessment team for Pentagon

Prof Waller on PSYOP assessment team for Pentagon Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 ARTICLES Publication Date: February 24, 2010 The US Special Operations Command has requested an IWP professor’s assistance with a major assessment project to design military psychological operations capabilities for the next decade. Professor J Michael Waller is part of a US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) team to develop the...

Touring the Reagan Ranch with Michelle Malkin

At a Young Americas Foundation conference in Santa Barbara, California, IWP Professor J. Michael Waller gave a seminar to college students on how to combat Islamist extremism on the campuses. Waller used examples from fighting the Soviets and Soviet front organizations that can be adapted to expose, discredit, document and uproot terrorist support groups at American universities. He specifically cited the Council on...